Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 25 September, 1931, 08:00 PM

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 25 1931, page 84:

Practise here, 11.0–1.0, & in N.S. of M. 3.0–4.0. Go to College [illegible] after lunch to see Lauricella. Go to Prom. in evening with Floud’s sister (he cannot come). Beethoven 3. Leonoras – (I think I prefer 2. it is so dramatic), An de Ferne Geliebte, beautifully sung by Steuart Wilson as we[re] 3 Kodaly Songs in second ½ of programme. 5th Symphony (of which I am not v. fond – rather weary). Respighi’s Fountains of Rome – brilliant but not very deep. Orchestral playing – still moderate, with most astonishing slips!
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 25 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422986597159 accessed: 9 May, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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3 Songs, Op 14 No. 3 Stay, sweet bird
written by Zoltán Kodály
performed by Berkeley Mason, Steuart Wilson
An die ferne Geliebte, Op 98 (arr. Henry Wood)
written by Beethoven
performed by Steuart Wilson, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Fontane di Roma
written by Ottorino Respighi
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Hungarian Folk Songs Tinker, Tailor
written by Zoltán Kodály
Hungarian Folk Songs Which one shall I marry?
written by Zoltán Kodály
performed by Berkeley Mason, Steuart Wilson
Overture 'Leonore' No. 1, Op 138
written by Beethoven
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Overture 'Leonore' No. 2, Op 72a
written by Beethoven
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Leonora Overture No. 3
written by Beethoven
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67
written by Beethoven
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 September, 1931, 08:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:03:17 +0000