April 10, 1927: “a badly spent sabbath”

Sunday the tenth
A very pleasant day but high wind. Clarence had to grind the valves in the car + he worked on it all day. Did not come in for his dinner untill after nine o’clock at night + we had chicken for dinner too. I read aloud + went to bed. a badly spent sabbath

On this day in history:

Ballet Mécanique, composed by George Antheil, was given its American premiere at Carnegie Hall, and booed and hissed by the crowd. Combining classical music with the sounds of machinery (including factory whistles, elevated trains, canning machinery, and airplanes), but no dancers, the ballet had debuted in Paris on June 19, 1926, and was not performed again for more than sixty years.

(source: Wiki)


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