in Battersea Park - August, 1982, 03:00 PM

from Domus Diary: Wormwood Scrubs, Thamesmead and Battersea, page 64:

But suddenly, at 2:50 p.m. a large audience materialised for the free opening concert, and professionalism took over. It is hard, somehow, to make an afternoon concert be as magical as an evening one; daylight is too practical to allow people to forget themselves, and although the Mozart and the Brahms Sextet were as well-crafted as they had ever been, nevertheless they merged too easily into the ongoing afternoon in which people had to go home and get things done, and something of the highly-spiced atmosphere of the late evening was missing.
cite as

Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Wormwood Scrubs, Thamesmead and Battersea. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 64. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Battersea Park

Listening to

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piano concerto no. 12 in A major K 414 (, performance of)
written by Mozart
performed by Susan Tomes, Domus
unspecified String Sextet
written by Brahms
performed by Domus

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1982, 03:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Experience took place in Domus tent, erected in Battersea Park.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:56:51 +0100