Arnold Bax in Queen's Hall - 1 February, 1933

from Letter from Arnold Bax to Herbert Howells, 3rd Feb 1933, page 160:

My dear Herbert, I am always grateful to you for your delightfully generous appreciations. If any among my friends take the trouble to write to me about my work it means a very great deal, and you and 'R.V.W.' are particularly nice about this. It was a very fine performance of Fand - nearly as good as Tommy Beecham's (to me) never-to-be-forgotten effort a little while ago [23rd November 1931]. Personally, I love that work of Ralph's [Piano Concerto] and indeed like it better than anything else of his that I know. I don't think that it is right formally at the end, for that last cadenza …   more >>

cite as

Lewis Foreman, Letter from Arnold Bax to Herbert Howells, 3rd Feb 1933. In From Parry to Britten: British Music in Letters, 1900 - 1945 (London, 1987), p. 160. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414582465678 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Arnold Bax
Composer, Poet, Composer
1883-1953

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Harriet Cohen
Sea Drift (Delius)
written by Delius
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
The Garden of Fand
written by Arnold Bax
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 February, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

First performance of the Vaughan Williams Piano Concerto.


Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:26 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:22:15 +0000