11 Nov 2009

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley: 1975

From The Stars are Comforting, 7:00 pm on 11 November 2009

Six months at Lick Observatory, California, visit from father, children, 3210 mile drive to new job at Yale, a Cambridge summer.

“I got here in one piece, and my car likewise! Just six days after I left Santa Cruz, but I spent a full day and two nights with friends in Chicago. I sent you a card from some place in the boondocks which I hope you got. It was three thousand, two hundred and ten miles, and about sixty-five hours on the road including stops for eating etcetera. I am rather stiff, and sunburnt on one arm – otherwise O.K. Fascinating country! I wasn’t bored at all.”

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Music details

COPLAND Clarinet Concerto EMI CDC 556652

CHAMINADE Romance in D Op 137 HYPERION CDA 66584

CHAMINADE Solitude Op 127, No 2 HYPERION CDA 66584

HAHN Les étoiles HYPERION CDH 55040

CHAMINADE Scherzo in C Op 35, No 1 HYPERION CDA 66584

CHAMINADE Serenade aux étoiles DUTTON CDLX 7193

BARBER Violin Concerto, Andante TELARC CD 80503

DVORAK Sonatina Op 100, 4th mvt ANALEKTA FL2 3191

PURCELL Lilliburlero CARLTON CLASSICS 30366

BRIDGE Phantasie Trio in C min NAXOS 8.570792

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