Lionel Bradley in Queen's Hall - 30 January, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 30 Jan 1939:

Jan. 30, Queens Hall, L.S.O. – Weingartner

Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini overture, though it had fine vigour sounded a little too noisy. Maybe the L.S.O strings are not weighty enough to counterbalance all that brass. But I thought generally that the string tone was a little less rich and more edgy than that of the other two London orchestras. Beethoven’s Symphony no.1 is a charming work; without being any the less his, it bears a sort of Haydnesque parental stamp. It …   more >>

cite as

Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 30 Jan 1939. In Special Collections, Royal College of Music Library, number LJHB-02/034.2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419006039185 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Lionel Bradley
Librarian
1898-1953

Listening to

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Benvenuto Cellini overture
written by Berlioz
performed by Weingartner, London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony in C major
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Alan Hyde, Weingartner, London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 1
written by Beethoven
performed by Weingartner, London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 January, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:20:39 +0000
Approved on Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:05:46 +0000