Beatrice Harrison in Russia - the 1910's

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, pages 90-91:

After a time we began to rehearse. It was a great effort for Glazunov to climb up on the rostrum and I am sure he was very sleepy because the first violinist had to tap him on the arm before he began conducting. He conducted the Brahms Double Concerto very slowly – the fast and the slow movement the same!(…) The public was wonderful and brought us back some forty times! Glazunov himself was adorable, an enormous great man of about six foot three who used the tiniest baton and made quaint little bows. After the Brahms my sister played Glazunov’s own Concerto for Violin with immense …   more >>
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Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 90-91. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431987542641 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

Beatrice Harrison
Cello player
1892-1965

Listening to

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Glazunov's Violin Concerto
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Aleksandr Glazunov, Mia Harrison
Chant du Ménéstral
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Beatrice Harrison
Double Concerto
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Beatrice Harrison, Aleksandr Glazunov, Mia Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 18 May 2015 23:19:02 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:41:00 +0000