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Record 5515

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I enjoyed the poem ? please send all the new ones ? I always carry ?madrigal? in my pocket!'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jun 1939 and 13 Jul 1939
Country: North America
Time: n/a
Place: city: New York
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Benjamin Britten
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1913
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Composer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: North America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Wulff Scherchen
Title: [poem]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5515  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Britten
  Editor: Donald Mitchell
  Title: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: 2 (1939-45)
  Page: 684
  Additional comments: Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editors Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed Letter 196, July 13th 1939 From letter to Wulff Scherchen

Citation: Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten (London, 1998), 2 (1939-45), p. 684, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5515, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

From the context, I have assumed that Wulff Scherchen sent a poem composed by himself, and that Britten received it later than his previous letter to Scherchen on 20 June.

 

 

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