Beatrice Harrison in Worcester Cathedral - at the end of 1924

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, pages 133-134:

It was a busy time and that autumn Sir Edward Elgar honoured me by asking me to play the Cello Concerto with him in Worcester Cathedral. I was the first woman instrumentalist to play there, and I believe that Sir Edward had some difficulty in persuading some of the dignitaries that all would be well, as some of them seemed uncertain. I tried to dress very suitably in a lovely frock of red and gold velvet with a long train and a head-dress of gold net surrounded by pearls and round my neck I wore Mother’s cross of emeralds and pearls. The atmosphere of the cathedral was like no other and …   more >>
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Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 133-134. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Worcester Cathedral


Beatrice Harrison

Listening to

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Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Edward Elgar, Beatrice Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:31:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:34:17 +0000