Benjamin Britten et al. in Queen's Hall - 18 November, 1931, 08:15 PM

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 89:

Go (Frank Bridge takes me) to Q.H. to B.B.C. Symp. Concert at 8.15. Locatelli's Concerto di Camera in Eb. Gieseking in Bach. D min (not at all a good performance - dull & heavy) Schönberg 5 orch. pieces [Op. 16] (some quite fine - better than I expected - Colours - no. 3 [Farben] - marvellous) & a Dull & unscholastic (especially in treatment of grace notes in 2nd mov.) perf. of Beethoven's marvellous 7th symph. Orch. as before - material marvellous - but badly trained in ensemble & everything by that worst of all conductors (?) Adrian Boult
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434116688372 accessed: 9 December, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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5 Orchestral Pieces, Op.16
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Concerto di Camera in Eb
written by Locatelli
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Symphony No. 7
written by Beethoven
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 November, 1931, 08:15 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:44:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:23:43 +0100