Olive Zorian et al. in Queen's Hall - in the middle of 1939

from In Pursuit of Music, pages 69–70:

In the summer of 1939, with war-clouds looming nearer and nearer, Toscanini conducted the BBC Orchestra for the last time, crowning the cycle of the Beethoven symphonies with two performances of the Missa Solemnis.  I managed to get a rehearsal pass for this but did not realise it was an ‘admit two’ until I arrived at the Queen’s Hall.  I raced off to find Olive Zorian, with whom I had been lunching, and by …   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 69–70. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1477516651883 accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Olive Zorian
Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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Missa Solemnis
written by Beethoven
performed by Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:17:32 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 May 2017 15:44:47 +0100