Lionel Bradley - 8 February, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 8 Feb 1939:

Feb. 8, B.B.C. : Boult : Hymn of Jesus, King David

It must be a very long time since I heard the Holst [Hymn of Jesus] – possibly not since two Oxford performances in the successive summers of 1920 and 1921. It does not seem to me so exciting as it did then – I have heard a great deal in the meantime – but I am still very much impressed by it – it’s beauty and inevitability. It seemed to be well done & the reduction of the semi-chorus to very small proportions gave an excellent effect of remoteness.

The Honneger [King David] was new to …   more >>

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Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 8 Feb 1939. In Special Collections, Royal College of Music Library, number LJHB-02/034.5. accessed: 22 May, 2024


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Hymn of Jesus
written by Gustav Holst
performed by BBC Chorus, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
King David
written by Arthur Honegger
performed by Astra Desmond, BBC Chorus, Elsie Suddaby, Leslie Banks, Parry Jones, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 February, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:41:29 +0000
Approved on Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:24:32 +0000