Maude V. White in House of the late Mr. W. G. Cusins, Wimpole Street, London. - 1879

from Friends and Memories, page 177:

I sang “My ain kind dearie.” I heard afterwards that it was that song that had made Sir Arthur [Sullivan] my friend, for he mentioned it to Signor Randegger, and referred amusingly to the hoarse voice in which I sang it. The hoarse voice, alas, is mine still, and on the day of the competition it was even more like a raucous bass than it is now, for I had hardly recovered from a really dreadful cough from which I had been suffering all the winter.

I was trembling as I finished playing and singing the last notes, and felt really giddy with excitement.

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Maude V. White, Friends and Memories (London, 1914), p. 177. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: House of the late Mr. W. G. Cusins, Wimpole Street, London.


Maude V. White

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My ain kind dearie
written by Maude V. White
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Date/Time 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:02:36 +0000
Approved on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 06:58:08 +0100