Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 1 February, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 129-130:

After supper go to Queen's Hall (ticket from Vaughn Williams). to B.B.C. concert. Adrian Boult gives a positively anemic performance of Unfinished. Harriet Cohen plays V. Williams new Pft. Concerto. I am afraid that I don't like his music, however much I try. Bax's Garden of Fand, & Delius' Sea Drift (Roy Henderson & Philharmonic Choir). latter v. beautiful.* Back to Bridges for a bit with Brosas.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 129-130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435269691636 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Garden of Fand
written by Bax
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Piano Concerto in C
written by Vaughan Williams
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Harriet Cohen
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished', D759
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 February, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Vaughn Williams Piano Concerto in C (1926-33; rev. 1946); Bax The Garden of Fand (1913-16), tone poem for orchestra; Delius Sea Drift (Whitman), cantata for baritone, chorus and orchestra (1903-4).


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:01:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:37:51 +0100