Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 2 October, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 2 1930, page 54:

I go to College for lesson with Ireland, but he doesn't turn up (rehearsal); & I walk back to Prince's Sq. for a time, & go back at 12.0 for Mr. Allchin's class. Practise 2.0-4.0 in afternoon. Go (having had early dinner) to Queen's Hall & prom. - Purcell trumpet Voluntary, Goossen's Oboe Concerto (beautiful, monotonous, impossibly gorgeously, immortally played by Léon [Goossens]). Two V. William's songs; J. Ireland Pft Concerto (very beautiful, interesting & excellently played). Elgar 2nd Symphony, (dreadful (nobilmente sempre) - I come out after 3rd movement - so bored. He [Elgar] conducts …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 2 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 54. accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

hide composers
Pianoforte Concerto
written by John Ireland
Trumpet Voluntary
written by Henry Purcell
Two Songs
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Oboe Concerto
written by Leon Goossens
performed by Leon Goossens
Symphony no 2
written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Mahler, Sir Edward Elgar
performed by Sir Edward Elgar

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 October, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:02:46 +0000