Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 10 February, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 99:

Go to B.B.C. concert Queen's Hall (area). Beethoven's miserable King Stephan ov. miserably played under Boult. Brahms Vln conc. (Busch - marvellous technically but as hard as nails with little feeling for music). Ireland's magnificent Mai-Dun - quite well played for the B.B.C. orch. Max's new Winter Legend's (Harriet Cohen) longwinded rambling boring stuff - so feeble and dull after the Ireland.* Orchestra bad all evening; Boult worse. Come back via Bridges at 11.15.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434397874660 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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King Stephan Overture
written by Beethoven
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Mai-Dun
written by John Ireland
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Violin Concerto
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Busch, Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Winter Legends
written by Bax
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 February, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Ireland Mai-Dun, symphonic rhapsody for orchestra (1920-1); Bax Winter Legends, Sinfonia concertante for piano and orchestra (1930).


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:51:15 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:46:42 +0100