Lionel Bradley in Queen's Hall - 18 January, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 18 Jan 1939:

Jan. 18, B.B.C., Bruno Walter

I can never understand why Brahms’s Tragic Overture isn't better known and more popular. I always enjoy hearing it. To-night’s performance was good, a little on the quiet side. The Song of Destiny can hardly be called a great work but it is eminently worthy. I thought that the orchestral prelude & postlude were particularly expressively played & the choir sang well and eloquently with well judged variations of power. As for the …   more >>

cite as

Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 18 Jan 1939. In Bradley archive, Special Collections, Royal College of Music, number LJHB-02/033. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Lionel Bradley

Listening to

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The Song of Destiny
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by BBC Choral Society, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Choral Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by BBC Choral Society, Harold Williams, Isobel Baillie, Margaret Balfour, Parry Jones, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter
Tragic Overture
written by Brahms
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 January, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:00:38 +0000
Approved on Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:48:54 +0000