Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 1 February, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 129-130:

After supper go to Queen's Hall (ticket from Vaughan Williams). to B.B.C. concert. Adrian Boult gives a positively aenemic performance of Unfinished. Harriet Cohen plays V. Williams new Pft. Concerto. I am afraid that I don't like his music, however much I try. Bax's Garden of Fand, & Delius' Sea Drift (Roy Henderson & Philharmonic Choir). latter b. beautiful.* Back to Bridges for a bit with Brosas.
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 129-130. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

hide composers
Piano Concerto in C
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Adrian Boult, Harriet Cohen
Sea Drift (Delius)
written by Delius
performed by Adrian Boult
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished', D759
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Adrian Boult
The Garden of Fand
written by Bax
performed by Adrian Boult

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 February, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Vaughan Williams Piano Concerto in C (1926-33; rev. 1946); Bax The Garden of Fand (1913-16), tone poem for orchestra; Delius Sea Drift (Whitman), cantata for baritone, chorus and orchestra (1903-4).

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:45:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:38:54 +0100