Paris-Manchester 1918
Conservatoires in time of war

27th August 1918 (Hope Squire)

Hope tells Frank of the coming Hallé season, which has just been published.

Credit: University of Bristol Library, Special Collections (DM2103)

…The Hallé list just out. The pianists are Cortot, Myra Hess, Moisiewitsch.  Vn. Catterall, Daisy Kennedy.  Vocalists out of the Beecham Co.  Vncllo Felix Salmond. Hardly any new works, & those only small ones by Goossens and Butterworth.  Conductors Beecham 7 concerts, Goossens 3, Harty 3, Ronald 2.  I expect I shan’t go to any – in fact I shall not be able to go anywhere, it will take me all my time and energy to get the “must-be-dones” accomplished…