Adrian Boult - at the end of 1823

from Letter from Adrian Boult to William Walton, 11th November 1932, page 158:

Many thanks for your letter. I certainly think that we gave a better show of 'Belshazzar' than last time, in particular I think we solved the problem of 'The Kings of the Earth', expensive though that solution is, for as you know the Wireless Chorus is entirely professional. I expect you were able to hear the rather slower tempo and determine whether you found it too slow. Personally I thought it worked out just right though we reduced the Double Basses to two and had a good deal of trouble with the bass line altogether, Bass Clarinet and Bassoons and so on had to be very much damped down. …   more >>

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Lewis Foreman, Letter from Adrian Boult to William Walton, 11th November 1932. In From Parry to Britten: British Music in Letters, 1900 - 1945 (London, 1987), p. 158. accessed: 19 April, 2024


Adrian Boult

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Belshazzar's Feast
written by Sir William Walton
performed by Wireless Chorus, Adrian Boult

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1823
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:44:52 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:18:40 +0000