Virginia Woolf in London - 13 February, 1915

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, pages 33-34:

I went to a concert at the Queens Hall. I ran into Oliver Strachey, standing very like a Strachey in the Hall because he dislikes sitting inside waiting for the music. I got by luck a very good place, for the Hall was nearly full - & it was a divine concert.  But one of the things I decided as I listen[ed] (its difficult not to think of other things) was that all descriptions of music are quite worthless and, & rather unpleasant; they are apt to be hysterical, & to say things that people will be ashamed of having said afterwards.  They played Haydn, Mozart no 8, …   more >>

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 33-34. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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No 8
written by Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 February, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:09:09 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:07:00 +0000