Lionel Bradley in Cambridge Theatre, Seven Dials, London - 15 January, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 15 Jan 1939:

Jan. 15, Cambridge Theatre, London Theatre Concerts, Schnabel Recital

The programme was devoted to Schubert (Sonata B flat [op posth.], Drei Klavierstücke [op posth.] Sonata D [op. 53]) and was a sufficient refutation of anyone who thinks that Schubert can create nothing but picturesque tunefulness. Indeed Schnabel’s masterly playing seemed almost brutal at times so that one felt that his Bechstein must be shaking, as indeed it appeared once or twice to rattle, under the strain. But in this performance I felt it would be true to say not only of the playing but of the …   more >>

cite as

Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 15 Jan 1939. In Bradley archive, Special Collections, Royal College of Music, number LJHB-02/033. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417532162191 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: Cambridge Theatre, Seven Dials, London

Listeners

Lionel Bradley
Librarian
1898-1953

Listening to

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Drei Klavierst├╝cke
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Artur Schnabel
Sonata in B flat
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Artur Schnabel
Sonata in D
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Artur Schnabel

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 January, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:56:02 +0000
Approved on Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:34:19 +0000