Ethel Bridge et al. in London - 12 June, 1931, 09:45 PM

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 12 1931, page 76:

Write much more of Vln Part in morning. usual practise. Walks after tea with Tumpty, Gates, & Summers in the park. After dinner go to marvellous B.B.C. concert (at 9.45) at Studio, with Bridges. Wagner Faust ov. & Strauss Don Juon. Marvellous works, thrilling & moving. Glazunov’s dry & academic 6th Symphony. I have never heard the orch. play better; they were enthusiastic about his conducting, & I don’t wonder! He introduced me to Harry Barlow, the world’s greatest Tuba player, who showed me alot about the instrument, & also told us a little about his life’s study of the instrument, …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 12 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 76. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408437972862 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Listening to

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Don Juan
written by Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Mozart
performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
Overture to Faust
written by Richard Wagner
performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
Symphony No. 6, Op.58
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by BBC Concert Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 June, 1931, 09:45 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:46:13 +0100