Dorothy Hesse

Audio recording about a musician who lived in Welwyn Garden City

by WGCHT/ Matija Miljanic and James Parrett

Name: female speaker

Subject: Dorothy Hesse and the Welwyn Garden City Music Club

Duration: 4:48

Interview date: c2016

A local resident talks about the charismatic music teacher Dorothy Hesse, who founded the Welwyn Garden City Music Club in 1944. Meetings took place in H. G. Wells’ house and the interviewee recalls  musicians such as Alfred Brendel and Steven Bishop spending time at her house while performing in WGC. Dorothy’s sister Stephanie was also mentioned in context of bringing the Amadeus Quartet to play in the club during the war. The speaker talks fondly about her music lessons with Dorothy and her family’s involvement with the music club.

This page was added on 02/08/2016.

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