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Record 5519

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have been working with Shakespeare (a very good book) with an occasional dip into Aiken, and my B flats and Bs really do sound like them now, although I still get stiff with nerves sometimes.' 'I am keeping your Shakespeare and Aiken very carefully here with me, as I thought it would be too risky and diffIcult sending them. However if you can't do without them I will send them.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: North America
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Long Island Home, Amityville, New York, USA
   
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:Peter Pears
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jun 1910
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Singer
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: W A Aiken
Title: The Voice: An Introduction to Practical Phonology
Genre: Textbook / self-education, Music
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5519  
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: 730-32
  Additional comments: Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editors Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed Letter 221, November 11th (1939) Letter from Peter Pears to Ursula Nettleship

Citation: Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten (London, 1998), 2 (1939-45), p. 730-32, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5519, accessed: 16 June 2019

Additional comments:

Editor states that the book referred to is ?probably? the one given above.

 

 

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