Mr Whitehouse [Beatrice Harrison's teacher] in Queen's Hall - 16 June, 1911

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, page 86:

You delighted me immensely on Friday. Your technique is magnificent- and your production of tone beautiful. I like the D and G strings of your cello but I feel the 1st string is not so good in quality. I enjoyed the Dvořák Concerto 'most', it was nobly played and faithfully played too. Your cadenzas in the Haydn were BEAUTIFULLY played but they are not a bit relevant! And sound as if they are ‘dragged’ into the work- and they are nothing to do with it! As for the one in the slow movement. It’s wholly out of keeping and entirely foreign to the sentiment of the beautiful movement. You …   more >>
cite as

Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 86. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431987236952 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Listening to

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Cello Concerto
written by Antonín Dvorák
performed by Henry Wood, Beatrice Harrison
Haydn Concerto in D
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Henry Wood, Beatrice Harrison
Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Henry Wood, Beatrice Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 June, 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Mr Whitehouse [Beatrice Harrison's old teacher] to Beatrice Harrison sent the day after Beatrice appeared as soloist at the Queen’s Hall with Sir Henry Wood. She played the Haydn Concerto in D, the Dvořák Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.


Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 18 May 2015 23:13:57 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:44:05 +0000