John Sutton et al. in Royal Albert Hall - 2 February, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 246:

Early breakfast with Mum & catch 8.30 to town - where I go straight to Bridges, where I have lunch with Mr. & Mrs, Miss Fass, Mrs. L. Sutton & John. After that we all go to a concert at the Albert Hall - Royal Choral Soc. where among other things F.B. conducts quite a good show (all considered) of his sincere & touchingly beautiful Prayer.* Malcolm Sargent conducts a virile (but not much more) perf. of Walton's Belshazzar's Feast - which seems to wear worse & worse - the 2nd half particularly being threadbare. Dyson's In honour of the City wasn't worth doing - being …   more >>

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 246. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438269989249 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: Royal Albert Hall

Listeners

Listening to

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In Honour of the City, fantasia for chorus and orchestra
written by Dyson
Belshazzar's Feast
written by Sir William Walton
performed by Malcolm Sargent
Romeo and Juliet: A Prayer, for chorus and orchestra
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Frank Bridge, Royal Choral Society

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 February, 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Bridge Romeo and Juliet: A Prayer, for chorus and orchestra (1916). **Dyson In Honour of the City, fantasia for chorus and orchestra (1918).


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:26:29 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:01:03 +0100