Thomas Cairns Livingston Jnr. et al. in Glasgow City Halls - 19 December, 1929, at night

from Diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingston vol. 17:

Thursday 19 December, Very cold day and very wet night. Tommy booked seats at City Hall for we two, Tommy & me so at night off we go like gentlemen & heard the Scottish orchestra, among other things, play the ‘Fifth Symphony’. Gave the kitchen mantle piece a touch of varnish when I got home.

cite as

Thomas Cairns Livingston, Diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingston vol. 17. In Glasgow City Archives, number TD1969/17. accessed: 20 April, 2024 (By permission of Glasgow City Archives)

location of experience: Glasgow City Halls


Thomas Cairns Livingston Jnr.
Lecturer English Literature, Scholar
Thomas Cairns Livingston
Mercantile Book keeper, Shipping clerk, traveling salesman

Listening to

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Fifth Symphony performed by The Scottish Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 December, 1929, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The Scottish Orchestra, established in Glasgow in 1843 to accompany the Glasgow Choral Union, was the precursor ensemble to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The principal conductor when the Livingston listeners attended the concert was Vladimir Golschmann. 

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:24:03 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Jun 2020 09:57:52 +0100