Benjamin Britten in Royal Albert Hall - 25 October, 1931, 03:00 PM

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 86-87:

Go to Albert Hall Concert 3.0 L.S.O. Beecham. Smetena's sparkling Bart. Bride ov. Mozart 32. C maj, delightful, Symphony, Edna Iles in Beethoven's Fine 3rd Concerto - Delius Marvellously beaut. but Wagnerian Walk to Paradise Garden (Vill. Rom & Juliet) - & Bizet's Charming 1st L'Arlesienne Suite. Orch. probably very good (also Edna Iles) but Echo was more than usually vile where I was sitting (Stalls - ticket given by Lauricella). Thomas Beecham v. good tho' too spectacular - we want a screen!
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 86-87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434113567911 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Royal Albert Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Walk to Paradise Garden
written by Richard Wagner
unspecified orchestral music
written by J. Strauss, Offenbach, Franz Schubert, Delius, Brahms, Paul Dukas, Pierre Boulez, Richard Strauss, Mozart
1'st L'arlesienne Suite
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, London Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto no 3
written by Beethoven
performed by Edna Iles
Symphony No 34 in C
written by Mozart
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, London Symphony Orchestra
The Bartered Bride
written by Bedřich Smetana
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 October, 1931, 03:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:52:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:25:11 +0100