Benjamin Britten in London - 8 March, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 8 1931b, page 66:

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.
cite as

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. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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'Day after Day' and 'Speak to Me My Love' from Bridge Three Tagore Songs (1922-5)
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Astra Desmond, Frank Bridge
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D, 'London', Hob:I/i04
written by Haydn
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Schumann Concerto in A minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 129
written by Robert Schumann
performed by P. Herrman, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 March, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:32:33 +0100