Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 25 February, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 100:

Go out afterwards to Phil. concert (Queen's Hall) - Malcolme Sargent - Idomeneo ov. & Surprise Symphony - tepid performances - rather bad in detail.* Ravel's New pft. concerto which I cannot take seriously. Brilliantly played by Marguérite Long & inefficiently conducted by Ravel.** The slow movement is piffle! Léon plays Eugene Goosen's attractive Oboe Conc.*** superbly as can only he. De Falla's El Amor Brujo, which wears very well, to end an interesting concert. Sargent not too bad in modern works seemed out of place in classical.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434400071804 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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El Amor Brujo (1914–15)
written by Manuel de Falla
performed by Malcolm Sargent, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Idomeneo Overture
written by Mozart, Joseph Haydn
performed by Malcolm Sargent, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Oboe Concerto, Op. 45
written by Eugene Goossens
performed by Leon Goossens, Malcolm Sargent, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Piano Concerto in G
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Marguerite Long, Maurice Ravel, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony No. 94 in G (Hob:1/94)
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Malcolm Sargent, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 February, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Notes

*Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G (Hob:1/94) **The UK premiere of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G (1929-32), performed by dedicatee, Marguerite Long, with the composer conducting. ***Eugene Goossens Oboe Concerto, Op. 45 (1927), written for his brother Leon.


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:27:52 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:46:04 +0100