Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 17 February, 1932, 08:15 PM

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

Go (Area) to B.B.C. concert at 8.15, Queen's Hall. Henry Wood. Mozart Flute (typical up-to-date Mozart - presto & fff). Strauss's Master-piece of Characterization Don Quixote.* Cassordo (Cassadò) solo 'cello. Quite good but not perfect. This work is too diff. for performance under modern conditions. 20 rehearsals are needed. Hindemith's Konzertmusic (Brass & Strings).** Some magnificent stuff & lovely scoring, quite well played. In 1st 1/2, Maggie Teyte sang Ravel's Schererazarde marvellously - gems of songs as they are. to end Concerto in G. min (Wood-Handel(!)) - Marcel Dupré. I suppose …   more >>
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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/1434399439736 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Concerto for Flute
written by Mozart
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Concerto in G minor
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Marcel Dupre, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Don Quixote
written by Richard Strauss
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Gaspar Cassadó, Henry Wood
Konzertmusik for brass and strings, Op. 50
written by Paul Hindemith
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Sheherazade
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Maggie Teyte, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 February, 1932, 08:15 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Strauss Don Quixote, fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character, for cello and orchestra, Op. 35 (1896-7) **Hindemith Konzertmusik for brass and stings, Op. 50 (1930), here given its first performance in the UK.


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:17:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:46:18 +0100