Denis Matthews in London, England - in the middle of the 1930's

from In Pursuit of Music, page 42:

I listened to as much music as I could, both inside and outside the Academy.  There was the ‘new music society’, and there were the series of chamber-concerts of established classics, Dvořák one year, Mozart the next, and so on.  As students we were allowed…   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 42. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Richard Strauss
Orchestral music
written by Georges Bizet, Gioachino Rossini
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
'La bohème'
written by Giacomo Puccini
written by Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Mozart
Brigg Fair
written by Delius
performed by Leon Goossens, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
Chamber music
written by Antonín Dvorák, Mozart
Hansel und Gretel
written by Engelbert Humperdinck
written by Georges Bizet

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Denis Stevens is recalling his years as a student at the Royal Academy of Music.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:45:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 May 2017 11:33:30 +0100