Issue 51: Edith Sitwell

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”
Edith Sitwell

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/music?page=2)

for more about Edith Sitwell, here’s the wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Sitwell

and here’s a 1929 recording of Facade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAEFAU9P8Do The blurb reads as follows:

“The British poet Edith Sitwell created the cycle of poems in the 1920s. Her protege, William Walton composed the music. Constant Lambert – a famous conductor and writer – was the reciter when Facade received its first European performance at the ISCM Festival in Siena in September 1928.”

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