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: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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

Experience Information

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

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