Lionel Bradley in Sadler's Wells - 21 December, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 21 Dec 1939:

It is odd that the English (from some sort of musical snobbishness) should look down on the merits of first-rate light music... ...The man in the street, with no high brow pretensions about musical culture, could and tonight obviously did enjoy to the full the infectious gaiety of this work [Die Fledermaus]. And I rather think that the inclusion occasionally in the repertoire of works like this, must have a distinctly enlivening effect on the company [Sadlers Wells]
cite as

Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 21 Dec 1939. In Special Collections, Royal College of Music, number LJHB-02/042. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Sadler's Wells


Lionel Bradley

Listening to

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Die Fledermaus
written by Johann Strauss II
performed by Ruth Naylor, Sadlers Wells Opera Company, Tudor Davies, Lawrance Collingwood

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 December, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:56:16 +0100