Glyn asked me to pass the following:
Ted … Hi!
And thank you for the lovely book.
She’s a woman after my own heart.
I am already through chapter one and am enjoying how she shovels away the top-soil of art to reveal its physical and scientific foundations. I’d love to have heard her sing: for in her writing style she walks the talk of her singing lessons. Her precise cage of words restrains the heart of a tigress. Ah, Lilli.
Yup, you’ve given me much joy. I would like to share the joy of one of my favourite singers of all time … fell in love with her in the '80s, lost contact for many years then a couple of years ago was told she’d gone down with cancer, but, thank goodness, had come back up again. Go to Youtube and search: Beverly Hoch - The Russian Nightingale. Every time I listen to her, it’s the first time.Incidentally, for years, my experience of her had been audio only and when she mentioned youtube and I got to actually SEE her, awwww I CRUMPLED. Y’know those silent movie stars of the early 20th Century? Beverly has the same intense precision … plenty of times her eyes swallowed me whole.
Wow - it’s been great to swim in these thoughts,Ted. Thank you so much for thinking of me, and I hope you and yours have a great Christmas.
And to everybody else: may I also take the opportunity of wishing y’all … my friends on this forum, whom I miss and think of often, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanuka, Happy Holidays!