Denis Matthews - between June, 1935 and 1936

from In Pursuit of Music, pages 59-60:

On the whole I had come to rely on Sir Henry Wood’s straightforward no-nonsense view of the classics, and the little I had read and seen of the star-system, with its exaggerated claims and inflated publicity, in which the composers’ names were of secondary account, left me indifferent; but I had received a decided shock when listening-in to the BBC’s much-publicised music …   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 59-60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1477471648433 accessed: 22 September, 2021

location of experience:

Listeners

Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist
1919-1988

Listening to

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La Mer
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Act Three of Die Meistersinger
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Arturo Toscanini
Symphony No. 7
written by Beethoven
performed by Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Symphony No. 4
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Pastoral Symphony
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time between June, 1935 and 1936
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:47:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 May 2017 15:38:07 +0100