Daphne Muir et al. in London - 20 November, 1929

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, pages 48-49:

...in the evening I took Daphne Muir to the second Courtauld concert.  The Bach suite in D. Anton Bruckner's 8th symphony.  The conductor was Otto Klemperer.  He was very good and played Bach overture, as Daphne said, as if it were by Beethoven.  Before the air there was an outburst of anxious coughing.  He waited, grew impatient; turned and scythed the audience with such a look.  Then he went to the air played twice as slow as ever I have heard it before, and extremely ode on a grecian urn-like.  The Bruckner I found hard to stomach.  It is all …   more >>

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442400223883 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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Symphony in D minor (Bruckner)
written by Anton Bruckner
performed by Otto Klemperer
Suite in D
written by Bach
performed by Otto Klemperer

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 November, 1929
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:43:44 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:22:03 +0000