16 Dec 2009

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley: 1980-1981

From The Stars are Comforting, 7:00 pm on 16 December 2009

New apartment, concert, work, trip to England, spreading cancer, Yale Infirmary.

“I have been one of the luckiest … really to realize my lifelong ambitions, and far more so than I could have hoped. I have vivid memories, in my early high school years, of studying the astronomy in the Oxford Junior Encyclopedia, and wanting to contribute to knowledge in cosmology in particular. Must admit I always wanted to be famous, as you and Mummy tell me from a young age! I have to thank you and Mummy for the total encouragement you always gave me; I always thought you believed that I could do practically anything I tried, and the difference that made in my life must be incalculable … I owe you a vast amount in life!”


Music details

DVORAK String Quintet Op 97, The American ASV CD DCS 446


BRAHMS Violin Sonata no 3 in D min TELDEC 0630 1744

FALLA Pièces espagnoles, Cubana RCA 09026 61389

MOZART String Quartet, K155, Andante DG 477 6253

MOZART String Quartet, K158, Andante un poco allegretto DG 477 6253

MOZART String Quartet, K160, Un poco adagio DG 477 6253

BACH Two part Invention BWV777 EMI 556963

BACH Leipzig Chorale Prelude BWV 661 PRIORY PRCD 800 BWV 661