The Queen's Hall was a classical music concert hall in Central London, England, opened in 1893 and was beloved by Londoners until its destruction by an incendiary bomb in 1941. It is best known for being where the Promenade Concerts (Proms) were founded by Robert Newman, with (Sir) Henry Wood, in 1895. [Wikipedia]
Carl Schuricht conducted LSO on 27 February 1914 at the Queen's Hall for the first time. This was his debut concert abroad. (In May, he would appear in Italy at La Scala.) Although the main person of this concert was a violinist Bronislaw Huberman who played Beethoven's and Mendelssohn's concertos, a newspaper article appeared in the Times (28 February) largely described about Carl Schuricht and Brahms's symphony no.1.
"It was clear even in the Concerto that we had no ordinary musician before us, but we were not prepared for the surprises of the Symphony. There was none of the abashed reverence with which Brahms's work is frequently handled. The tempo of every page, almost every bar, was considered open to question, and the answer was magnificently assured and always convincing." (article)
Finally, the writer declares that
"We much hope to have such pleasure again, and soon."
Schuricht conducted LSO on 4 January 1931 at Royal Albert Hall for the special Sunday concert. Although the concert program is not available, Anita Harrison was invited as a pianist.
Schuricht appeared again at the Queen's Hall on 10 and 11 October 1938 for Courtauld-Sargent concerts with LPO.
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