18 Nov 2009

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley: 1975-1976

From The Stars are Comforting, 7:00 pm on 18 November 2009

At home in Yale, playing chamber music again, media attention, visit from children, growing relationship with Richard Larson, trips to Switzerland, Colorado.

“Life proceeds happily here with a lot to do. I’m really enjoying the group of people here, as friends and research colleagues. Now autumn weather is setting in, and for the first time in many years I’m living with red oak leaves, chestnuts on the ground, and poplar smells in the air – all very nostalgic of Christchurch, which makes me feel happy. It’s strangely like a full circle in life – starting a new long-term life here, whereas in Christchurch every autumn felt like a new start. I have a sense of hope and power over the future that had escaped me for many gloomy years.”

Beatrice at Yale.

Music details

BRAHMS Cello Sonata no 1, 4th mvt EMI 556440

BACH Duo, Aria from Suite Francaise VIRGIN CLASSICS 3 32626

BACH Duo, Invention No 2 in F VIRGIN CLASSICS 3 32626

BARTOK Duo, Mélodie populaire hongroise, Andante VIRGIN CLASSICS 3 32626

BARTOK Duo, Mélodie populaire hongroise, Allegretto VIRGIN CLASSICS 3 32626

SCHUBERT Piano Trio in B flat D898 EMI 365295

COPLAND Appalachian Spring RCA 09026 63511

BRAHMS A German Requiem, opening chorus CHANDOS CHAN 10071

COPLAND Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo RCA 09026 63511

BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op 59 No 1 HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 80742324