Benjamin Britten et al. in Queen's Hall - 27 January, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 97-98:

Go to dinner with Bridge's at 6.20. & to concert afterwards with them (Mr. Bridge coming at half time). Ansermet (Queen's Hall) conducting B.B.C. Eroica, badly played under not inspired conducting. Stravinsky Capriccio for Pft (Strav. himself) & Orch. Amusing but not much more. Marvellous Symphony of Psalms (Strav.) tho'. Bits of it laboured I thought but the end was truly inspired. Chorus, not too bad (National) & orch. better in 2nd half of programme. The performance left much to be desired tho' Ansermet was good. Back at 11.15.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 97-98. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434293092165 accessed: 9 December, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet, Igor Stravinksy
Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet
Symphony of Psalms
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by National Chorus, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 January, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:44:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:14:53 +0100