Sylvia Townsend Warner in London - 22 March, 1928

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 15:

Solomon at the Philharmonic in the evening.  Good performance by the choir.  Beecham conducted by memory, and I hear he conducted the rehearsal by heart also.  Two especially fine choruses, 'Let no rash intruder' - almost Purcellian, & 'draw the tear from hopeless love'.  One amusing example of prudery. Solomon should remark in a brisk recitative. 'Arise my fair one, come away. My love admits of no delay'. But Clara Serena sang from a bowdlerised text which gave as the second line: 'In sweet seclusion let us stray.' Immediately followed by 'Let no rash intruder', all…   more >>

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1994), p. 15. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Clara Serena, Sir Thomas Beecham, Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 March, 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:34:38 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:43:45 +0000