Mark VII et al. in London - 1928

from Letter from Max Plowman to Rolf Gardiner, 7 Nov. 1928, page 302:

I cannot get your German Singers out of my head. I’m moved to enquire why so slight a thing should have given one such pleasure. And I’m sure the answer goes deep... For I believe it comes to this. Neither art, nor commerce, nor decency in national relations can put one leg before another without some sort of aspiration that cannot be expressed in terms of logic. The desire for good living is at present made to appear a thing “whose action is no stronger than a flower” when confronted with all the rational other-than-life reasons for living & ways of maintaining life. The …   more >>
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Mark VII, Letter from Max Plowman to Rolf Gardiner, 7 Nov. 1928. In Dorothy Plowman (ed.), Bridge to the Future: Letters of Max Plowman (London, 1944), p. 302. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Mark VII
pacifist, Soldier, Writer
Rolf Gardiner
ecological campaigner, youth leader

Experience Information

Date/Time 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


Plowman is referring to a performance heard at St Martin in the Fields - presumably part of one of Gardiner's Anglo-German cultural exchanges.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:16:42 +0100