Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 14 October, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 14 1931, page 86:

Write & Practise Pft before going to R.C.M. for lesson with Benjamin at 12.20. Practise before, & write after, tea, both here. Go to Queen’s Hall, with Mrs. Bridge, who gives me ticket, to B.B.C. Symp. Conc. Orch, material wonderful, Adrian Boult – muck! Brandenburg Conc. no. 3. – heavily played – tone wonderful. Ensemble of Beethoven Symph. 4, bad; otherwise moderate – not sparkling enough. Best of all, Backhaus in Schumann Concerto. Really inspired. Florence Austral sings Closing scene from Gotterdämerung wonderfully. Back by 11.0
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 14 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 86. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Brandenburg Concerto no 3
written by Bach
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
Closing scene from Gotterdamerung
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Florence Austral, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Schuman Concerto
written by Robert Schuman
performed by Backhaus
Symphony no 4
written by Brahms, Beethoven
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 October, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:02:46 +0000