Benjamin Britten in London - 9 January, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 9 1931, page 60:

Practise in morning & afternoon (11.30-12.30 & 2.15-4.15) - Beethoven Sonata in G. (op.49?) L'st Movement & Schumman "Pappillons". Write up to 11.30. Go to Dinner with Barbara, arriving at her flat at 6.0. Listen to the Wireless - especially to a concert of contemporary music - Schonberg - Heaven only knows!! I enjoyed his Bach "St Anne"; & quite liked his "Peace on earth" for Chorus - but his "Erwartung" - ! I could not make head or tail of it - even less than the "Peace on earth". Back at 10.50
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 9 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396369243000 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Erwartung
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Margot Hinnenberg-Lefebre, Arnold Schoenberg
Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Arnold Schoenberg, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Schoenberg's arrangement for orchestra (1928) of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E flat (BWV552)
written by Arnold Schoenberg, Bach
performed by Arnold Schoenberg, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 January, 1931
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:20:43 +0100