Benjamin Britten - 1934

from Letter from Benjamin Britten to Grace Williams, Nov 8th 1934, pages 177-178:


Meine liebe Grace, ...

... The friends we stayed with in Basel were such dears & treated us so well - I've never had such a time - everyone seems to be wealthy there - wonderful houses, marvellous food, & they took us everywhere in glorious cars. Musically too - very good. There is an excellent opera - I heard four operas very well done, a simply lovely show of Zauberflöte. One of the people I stayed with knew Weingartner (who lives there) & I had a very long talk with him & found him nice & helpful, tho' not interested in modern music at all …   more >>

cite as

Lewis Foreman, Letter from Benjamin Britten to Grace Williams, Nov 8th 1934. In From Parry to Britten: British Music in Letters, 1900 - 1945 (London, 1987), p. 177-178. accessed: 23 April, 2024


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Die Fledermaus
written by Johann Strauss II
written by Edward Elgar
The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:20:22 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:44:00 +0000