Lionel Bradley in Wigmore Hall - 2 January, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 2 Jan 1939:

Jan 2, Monday Pop. Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Leon Goossens

The orchestra (with some added) played as well as ever & Boyd Neel conducted admirably, firmly but without rigidity. Vivaldi’s Symphony no.3 in G was so short that most of the audience seemed surprised to find that it was all over. It made a pleasant introduction to Bach’s lovely concerto in A for oboe d’amore and strings very beautifully played by Leon Goossens, on what was presumably the proper instrument since the tone sounded less reedy than that of an ordinary oboe. There followed, unexpectedly, …   more >>

cite as

Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 2 Jan 1939. In Lionel Bradley Archive, Special Collections, Royal College of Music, number LJHB-02/033. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Wigmore Hall


Lionel Bradley

Listening to

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Symphony No. 3 in G
written by Antonio Vivaldi
performed by The Boyd Neel Orchestra, Boyd Neel
Adagio for solo quartet and strings
written by Guillaume Lekeu
performed by Boyd Neel Orchestra, Boyd Neel
Concerto in A for oboe d'amore
written by Bach
performed by Boyd Neel Orchestra, Boyd Neel, Leon Goossens
Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Boyd Neel Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 January, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:28:55 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:03:40 +0100