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


BRIDGE Phantasie Trio in C min NAXOS 8.570792