Virginia Woolf in Westminster - 17 April, 1920

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924, page 31:

To the Bach festival last night; & coincidence led me to run at once into two people I've not met for an age, Noel, for one; then, as I settled into my seat, a voice said it was Virginia! It was Walter Lamb.  The egg-shaped man - the billiard ball man - sat by me, & told me a great deal about Bach.  Bach was very beautiful, though the human element in the choir always distracts me. They aren't beautiful; all in greens, greys, pinks, blacks, fresh from the suburbs and high tea.  The hall seemed to suit them better than the music.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924 (:London, 1978), p. 31. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Westminster


Virginia Woolf

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 April, 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:56:16 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:27:12 +0000