Sylvia Townsend Warner - 26 August, 1954

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 211:

People came to the shop, then I got distracted into pruning roses, and then I listened to Corona Spinea, and then toothache got considerably worse. It was lovely to hear a finished production of Corona - though I daresay those scrambled performances under Terry were nearer the original truth. But this would have satisfied and interested Taverner - both.  The brilliance of the counter-tenors, the groping lower basses, the bagpipe opening of the Sanctus, and that majestic slow climb from the lowest to the highest voices in the the 3rd Agnus.  It was very strange to think, …   more >>

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Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 211. accessed: 15 April, 2024


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Listening to

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Corona Spinea performed by Voice

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 August, 1954
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:23:15 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:18:31 +0000