Anne MacNaghten et al. in Queen's Hall - 17 May, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 141:

Anne MacNaghten comes to dinner & we go to B.B.C. Lond. Musical Festival after. Q. Hall. Koussevitzky again. Walton Portsmouth Pt. V. well played, as was Bax's v. long & meandering 2nd Symphony. Wagner excepts. 2nd half. - Venusberg Music, Siegfried Idyll & Meistersinger Ov. Details v. good, but tempi v. erratic. S. Idyll. Irritatingly slow & laborious.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 141. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435698099687 accessed: 20 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Idyll from Siegried
written by Richard Wagner
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky
Meitstersinger Overture
written by Richard Wagner
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky
Portsmouth Point
written by Sir William Walton
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky
Symphony No. 2
written by Bax
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky
Venusberg Music
written by Richard Wagner
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 May, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:01:39 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:22:39 +0100