Barbara Britten et al. in Queen's Hall - 13 March, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 13 1931, page 66:

Begin completely re-writing “Christ’s Nativity”. Practise 11.45–12.45. Go to College in a fruitless effort to find out about R.C.M. Union. I practise 3.30–4.30. Go to quite a good concert (British Women’s Symphony Orch) at Queen’s Hall with Barbara (tickets given by Miss Atkinson). They play Sibelius’ beautiful En Saga, quite well, & also (with Emilo Columbo [Emilio Colombo]) Max Bruch’s G min. Vln concerto. C. plays some pifling little solos (including Debussy’s charming fille aux chevaux de lin) competantly To finish with Bantock’s Hebridian symphony – mediocre stuff!
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 13 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 66. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401879865734 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Hebridean Symphony (1915)
written by Granville Bantock
performed by Sir Malcolm Sargent, British Women's Symphony Orchestra
En Saga
written by Jean Sibelius
performed by Sir Malcolm Sargent, British Women's Symphony Orchestra
G minor Violin concerto
written by Max Bruch
performed by Emilo Columbo, Sir Malcolm Sargent, British Women's Symphony Orchestra
‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ (The girl with the flaxen hair) from Book 1 of Debussy’s Préludes for piano (1910).
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Sir Malcolm Sargent, British Women's Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 March, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:04:25 +0100