Lionel Bradley in Wigmore Hall - 17 February, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 17 Feb 1939:

Feb. 17, Wigmore Hall, Busch Quartet

I have a special affection for Beethoven’s F minor (op.95); tho’ it isn’t quite in the category of “late quartets”, it has a freedom and lightness of its own. It is difficult to see why anyone should regard Haydn’s op 54, 2 in C as lacking in interest. The first movement is undoubtedly very fine, the slow movement beautiful enough and the minuet, if a little pedestrian, has an unusual & effective trio. While the last movement is extraordinary & extraordinarily effective – in effect a most moving …   more >>

cite as

Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 17 Feb 1939. In Special Collections, Royal College of Music Library, number LJHB-02/034.10. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Wigmore Hall


Lionel Bradley

Listening to

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Quartet in C (op.54, 2)
written by Haydn
performed by Busch Quartet
Quartet in F minor (op.95)
written by Beethoven
performed by Busch Quartet
Quintet in E flat
written by Mozart
performed by Busch Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 February, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:05:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:45:47 +0000