Author: Robert Elkin
Organisation/Affiliation/Publisher: Rider & Co.
From the author’s preface:
“When Queen’s Hall was destroyed by enemy action on the night of May 10th-11th, 1941, London lost a building which had inspired an almost personal affection in all who had anything to do with it, whether on the platform or in the audience. Its exterior was, to be sure, neither handsome nor imposing; and the interior was, during the greater part of its existence, neither very beautiful nor comfortable. On the other hand, its acoustics were almost perfect; and because it was not too vast, it had developed a friendly, almost homely, atmosphere which helped to make it London’s favourite concert hall”.