Mollie Floud et al. in Queen's Hall - 30 September, 1931, 08:00 PM

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 30 1931, page 85:

Go to Prom (Bach) with Mollie Floud at 8.0. V. long programme to stand for. Sarabane, Andante, & Bourée (Strings), v. good & well played. Murchie in B minor Flute Suite (delightful playing). 2 Conces. (C. & C min). 2 pianos (Ethel Bartlett & Rae Robertson) – wonderfully played. Thalben Ball in B min Prelude & Fugue; only bit of organ music I’ve ever really enjoyed. Also arias by Stuart Robertson (excellent) & Gladys Ripley (not so good). Also Suite no 6 Bach – Wood – Even Wood’s garish orchestration could not spoil some of this music. Back at 11.25.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 30 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 85. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422988069533 accessed: 7 May, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Cantata No. 159, 'Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem', BWV 159 (arr. Henry Wood) No. 4 Aria 'Es ist vollbracht'
written by Bach
performed by Alec Whittaker, Stuart Robertson, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Cantata No. 20, 'O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort', BWV 20 (arr. Henry Wood) No. 8 Aria 'Wacht auf, wacht auf, verlornen Schafe'
written by Bach
performed by Stuart Robertson, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Cantata No. 212, 'Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet' 'Peasant Cantata', BWV 212 (arr. Henry Wood) No. 20 Aria 'Dein Wachstum sei feste und lache vor Lust!'
written by Bach
performed by Stuart Robertson, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Cantata No. 53, 'Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde', BWV 53 (arr. Henry Wood)
written by Bach
performed by Gladys Ripley, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Concerto for Two Keyboards in C major, BWV 1061
written by Bach
performed by Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Concerto for Two Keyboards in C minor, BWV 1060
written by Bach
performed by Ethel Bartlett, Rae Robertson, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (arr. Henry Wood) No. 24 Agnus Dei
written by Bach
performed by Gladys Ripley, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Orchestral Suite 'No. 6' (Bach/Wood)
written by Bach, Henry Wood
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
written by Bach
performed by Robert Murchie, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544
written by Bach
performed by George Thalben-Ball
Sarabande, Andante and Bourrée (arr. Sigismund Bachrich)
written by Bach
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1931, 08:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:27:50 +0000