Bruno Walter in Germany - April, 1933
from The diary of Virginia Woolf, page 153:
Last night - to relieve myself from correcting that silly book Flush, - oh what a waste of time - I will record Bruno Walter. [...] "Our Germany - which I loved - with our tradition - our culture - We are now a disgrace." [...] Then he told us how you can't talk above a whisper. There are spies everywhere. He had to sit in the window of his hotel in Leipzig? a whole day, telephoning. And on the wireless, between turns, they play military music. Horrible horrible!
Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf, volume 4 (Harmondsworth, ), p. 153. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446306537300 accessed: 4 October, 2023
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