Mrs Bridge et al. in Queen's Hall - 10 January, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 195-196:

Early dinner at 6.30 at F.B.'s & go up with them in car to Q.H. for 5th of Brit. Music Concerts. Landon Ronald doing officiation tho' F.B. conducts his own Phantasm which K. Long plays brilliantly (I turn for her)* Audience seems to like it v. much. Rest of programme dull & droning - don't hear all of it (Elgar 1st Symph. - 2 pieces of Howells, Wallace Villon etc.).

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 195-196. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Listening to

hide composers
unspecified music
written by Howells, Villon, Wallace
performed by Landon Ronald
Symphony No. 1
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Landon Ronald
Phantasm for piano and orchestra
written by Frank Bridge
performed by K. Long, Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 January, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*This was the world premiere of Bridge's Phantasm for piano and orchestra (1931).

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:06:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:44:10 +0100