Leslie Woodgate - September, 1937

from Letter from Leslie Woodgate to Sir Adrian Boult, 26th October 1937, pages 205-6:



26th October, 1937 A great many interesting details emerged from this year's festival. Firstly that Herbert Sumsion is a very good musician and has improved enormously in his direction of the Choirs and Orchestra, secondly that the music of the Gloucester meeting is always a little better choice than the other meetings. It is a great pity, however, that their ambition does not rise to greater heights. The most modern works in the programme were by Kodaly, and he was represented by two Choral pieces which are not to my …   more >>

cite as

Leslie Foreman, Letter from Leslie Woodgate to Sir Adrian Boult, 26th October 1937. In From Parry to Britten: British Music in Letters, 1900 - 1945 (London, 1987), p. 205-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414593930446 accessed: 14 April, 2024


Leslie Woodgate
choir conductor

Listening to

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Dances of Galanta
written by Zoltán Kodály
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
written by Lee Williams
Piano Concert in C Minor
written by Beethoven
performed by Myra Hess
St Paul's Voyage to Melita
written by George Dyson (composer)

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1937
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:45:30 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:02:54 +0000