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Record Number: 5508


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter 202 to Ralph Hodges, Woodstock, N.Y., Aug 15 1939: 'I?ve done lots of work ? finished this small piece for Toronto I mentioned to you ? "Young Apollo" (after Keats), Fanfare for Piano, Solo String quartet, & string orchestra.' Letter 227 to Wulff Scherchen,Amityville N.Y., December 8th 1939 'I?m playing my "Young Apollo? which I wrote for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. ? on Columbia on Dec. 20th, sometime in the middle of your night ? you know whom that?s written about ? founded on last lines of Keat?s "Hyperion?'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Keats

Title:

Hyperion

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5508

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:

692, 742

Additional Comments:

Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editor: Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed From letter headed Woodstock, N.Y. to Ralph Hodges

Citation:

Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten (London, 1998), 2 (1939-45), p. 692, 742, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5508, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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