Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 6 February, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 247:

Via Bridges they take me to Barbara, where I have dinner and dash off to B.B.C. Q. Hall concert. Very deadly show - a typical, ignorant, listless Boult concert. Elgars' 'Int & Allo'. which I don't like at the best of times. A new & unimportant [?] Scherzo of Holst - Gieseking is disappointing in a dull show of Beethoven's adorable 4th Concerto - tho' technically some of it is perfect. Brahms impossible 2nd Symphony is made even thicker & muddier than it is.*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 247. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438270761935 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Scherzo for orchestra
written by Gustav Holst
performed by Adrian Boult
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
written by Brahms
performed by Adrian Boult
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
written by Beethoven
performed by Gieseking, Adrian Boult
Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op. 47
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Adrian Boult

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 February, 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Elgar Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op. 47; Holst Scherzo for orchestra (1933-4); Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58; Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73.


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:39:22 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:59:31 +0100