Benjamin Britten in London - 8 March, 1931
Go to BB.C. Studio for concert which Mr. B. conducts, with Mrs. B. & Miss Fass (?). Revel in Haydn (Symp. 104), & Bridge 2 Tagore Songs - marvellous creations, not superbly sung by Astra Desmond. P. Herrman plays Schumann Vlc Concerto poorly, R-Korsakov Cap. Espagnol, Marvellously played by the orchestra as was every item, the B.B.C. Orch is awfully fine, but discipline (owing to No. of conductors) faulty. Wind-excellent; L. Kennedy & F. Thurston (clar.) simply superb. Bridge conducted marvellously. Back by taxi at 11.10.
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 8 1931b. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 66. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397125953504 accessed: 20 November, 2017
location of experience: London
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:32:33 +0100