Episode 1: When Harry met Bessie

Access this week’s podcast  for “Dear Bessie: A Wartime Love Story” here.

Harry William White was an English immigrant farming near Wadena, Saskatchewan in 1915 when he met Bessie Atkinson, the daughter of an American music teacher. Bessie was 19 and writing her teacher’s qualification exams, Harry was 34.

Credits
Narration by Caitlin Bailey
Harry White read by Daniel Watchorn
Creative Direction and Production by Ada Chan

Music Attribution
“14 Romances, Op. 34 – Complete Performance” composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff, performed by Jean Dubé. Sourced from Musopen, and used under CC BY 3.0.

“Miroirs – III. Une barque sur l’ocean” composed by Maurice Ravel, performed by Robert Ewen Birchall. Sourced from Musopen, and used under CC BY 3.0.

“Miroirs – II. Oiseaux Tristes” composed by Maurice Ravel, performed by Robert Ewen Birchall. Sourced from Musopen, and used under CC BY 3.0.

 

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