Mrs. Bridge et al. in Queen's Hall - 14 February, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 200:

After dinner Mrs. B & I go off to Queen's Hall for B.B.C. concert. Boult conducts a dull & ignorant perf. of Oberon overture & then Schnabel is rather disappointing in Brahms D min concerto - tho' the slow mov. was mostly beautiful. Job of Vaughan Williams seemed interminable.* There are some nice things in it if you aren't tired of folk song modalism - but most of it is heavy, dull, imitative & amateurish. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437907700158 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Job, A Masque for Dancing
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
written by Brahms
performed by Artur Schnabel, Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Overture to Oberon
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 February, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Weber Overture to Oberon; Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Vaughan Williams Job, A Masque for Dancing, ballet conceived by Geoffrey Keynes and Gwen Raverat, based on William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job, (1927-9).


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:48:20 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:37:43 +0100