David Cecil in Buckingham Palace - late April, 1937
from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.5, 1936-41, page 84:
A very cold grey day...The Queen told David [Cecil] that she went all ice at the thought of the Coronation; said the monarchy hadnt the same position as in the days of Victoria. They went to a grand party - Harolds - at B.P.: & agreed that the food was bad, & the wine delicious. King George's hair curls; Queen Eth is growing fat; jewels were worn, and the band played The Merry Widow in a back room.
Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.5, 1936-41, volume 5 (Harmondsworth, 1985), p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448909258243 accessed: 18 January, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|The Merry Widow|
|Date/Time||late April, 1937|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|