Vaux, Marc (50 of 76).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2000-09-13, 2003-02-06, 2003-02-27, 2003-03-27, 2003-06-26, 2003-10-15, 2003-11-05

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    Interviewee's studio, London

  • Interviewees

    Vaux, Marc, 1932- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 50: Tape 26: Side B: Marc Vaux [MV] comments on conductor Lawrence Leonard [LL], partner of Katherina Wolpe [KW]; mentions MV rented a small studio space in KW’s flat for short period; on KW’s Parisian boyfriend; on LL’s love affair and eventual move out from KW; MV lost contact with KW when marriage with Tess Jaray [TJ] ended; encountered KW at lecture on her father, details the lecture and Stefan Wolpe’s [SW] music. MV comments on TJ’s background; TJ born in Vienna, came to London as an infant; father, Francis, a scientific chemist, invented things related to agriculture, worked in Worcester; her family moved to Malvern to idyllic cottage; TJ’s mother was a Viennese housewife; on MV’s first meeting with TJ’s parents; TJ close to her mother, Pauline – details on this; background on TJ’s family leaving Vienna; MV mentions he didn’t know at first that TJ was Jewish – was not an important factor for MV; mentions TJ close to her parents; details on TJ’s parents’ cottage.

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