Beatrice Harrison in London - the 1910's

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, pages 78-79:

The Opera House was full and the orchestra was waiting for us. We went straight on and as I began the great cadenza, I felt the strength coming back to me, although I must confess I felt very ill. I put my whole heart and concentration into the music and, staunching the blood during the ‘tuttis’, we managed to get through and end with a great flourish. The audience, who had had to be told as we started fifteen minutes late, gave me a fantastic ovation with shouts of ‘British Grit’.
cite as

Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 78-79. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Beatrice Harrison

Listening to

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Double Concerto
written by Brahms
performed by May Harrison, Beatrice Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Beatrice Harrison cut her thumb before the concert.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 18 May 2015 22:03:11 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:47:16 +0000