Mrs. Britten et al. in Queen's Hall - 8 March, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 134:

Tickets from B.B.C. I take Mrs Bridge to Symphony Concert at Q.H. at 8.15. H. Wood conducting. Egmont ov. (a la Valse), Haydn Symp. Horn Call & D. with some first-rate horn playing. Busch plays E maj. Bach Vln concerto badly for a first-rate fiddler. 3 Excerpts from Berg's Wozzeck - thoroughly sincere & moving music. God & Verklärung seemed dull & banal after this.* Orchestral playing throughout evening technically good but dull & uninspired as usual. Back via Bridges
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 134. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Egmont Overture
written by Beethoven
performed by Henry Wood
Symphony No. 73 in D, 'La chasse' (Hob.1:73)
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Henry Wood
Three Fragments from Wozzeck
written by Alban Berg, Hermann Scherchen
performed by May Blyth, Henry Wood
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Henry Wood
Violin Concerto in E (BWV 1042)
written by Bach
performed by Adolf Busch, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 March, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op. 84; Haydn Symphony No. 73 in D, 'La chasse', (Hob.1:73); Bach Violin Concerto in E (BWV1042); Hermann Scherchen's concert suite of Three Fragments (1924) from Berg's opera Wozzeck (1914-22) with May Blyth (soprano); Strauss Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24, tone poem for orchestra.

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:44:18 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:31:46 +0100