London: Wigmore Hall

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London
Borough: City of Westminster

Concert hall, built 1899-1901 by Thomas Edward Collcutt. Opened 31 May 1901 as "Bechstein Hall" with a concert of Ferruccio Busoni and Eugène Ysaÿe. 1917 renamed "Wigmore Hall". Wigmore Hall is one of the world's most famous venues for song recitals, piano recitals and chamber music concerts.

Notable world premieres:

  • Benjamin Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (23 Sep 1942)
  • Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (15 Oct 1943)
  • Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 2 (21 Nov 1945)
  • Benjamin Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne (22 Nov 1945)
  • Frederic Rzewski: Ages (12 Apr 2018)

Links:, Wikipedia

London: Wigmore Hall Reverse Text: "Wigmore Hall. Opened 1901 as Bechstein Hall. Renamed Wigmore Hall, 1917. Architect: T. E. Collcutt. Interior relief decoration by G. E. Moira."
Publisher: Walker Ltd., London
Size: Modern
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For another picture of this theatre, see London: "The Theatres of London".

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