22 December 2018
Peter Pears’ ‘Moscow Christmas’
Rosamund Strode gave Pears this charming notebook which he used to document the Christmas and New Year he spent with Britten, Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya in 1966-67. Affectionately dubbed his ‘Moscow Christmas’, Pears used the notebook as a diary and embellished it with postcards, concert programmes and even his airline ticket. Here we have his entry for Christmas Day back in 1966.