Benjamin Britten in Royal Albert Hall - 26 October, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 26 1930, page 55:

Go to St. Pauls (?) Paddington to service with Tumtpy Henderson & May Prior. Hear Bishop of Westminster, v. good. Go to Marvellous L.S.O. concert at Albert Hall 3.0-4.50. Mengelberg. Der. Freischütz ov. 3rd Symphony Brahms. Saint-Saëns 3rd [crossed out] 2nd pft. concerto (Anie Dorfman. v. good). Bolero Ravel. The Brahms, was thrilling & so was the Bolero, in which I was nearly hysterical! Orchestra good but not flawless. Mengelberg, superb, magnificent, great.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 26 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 55. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Royal Albert Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Maurice Ravel
performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Overture to Der Freischutz
written by Mengelberg, Carl Maria von Weber
performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 2
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Anie Dorfman, London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 3
written by Brahms
performed by London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 October, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:01:49 +0000