Beatrice Harrison in Queen's Hall - in the beginning of the 1920's

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, page 123:

The great day arrived and dear Sir Henry Wood gave up practically the whole rehearsal to the Elgar Concerto which went better than I expected. Then came the concert. I think Sir Edward was very anxious. / I kept thinking of Lady Elgar who had just passed away. I thought so much of her kind words when we recorded at Hayes and I felt strongly that she was near the cello helping to make the work appreciated. Sir Edward conducted wonderfully and the orchestra received a tremendous ovation, and since has become one of the most loved cello works.
cite as

Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432134268394 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Beatrice Harrison
Cellist
1892-1965

Listening to

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Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Edward Elgar, Beatrice Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 20 May 2015 16:04:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:35:39 +0000