Benjamin Britten in London - 28 October, 1931
Listen to B.B.C Symp. concert on wireless in evening. Henry Wood. Beethoven - Coriolan; "Der [Die] Frist ist um" (Flying Dutchman)* - well sung by Herb. Janssen (wobbly intonation occasionally tho'). Sibelius 1st Symphony - amazingly fine - rather Brahm's like. He does some very commonplace things tho'. Har. Bauer in G maj Beethoven Concerto. 1st & 2nd movs magnificent. 3rd too fast, & rather ragged. To end - Liszt's brilliant & amazing Mephisto Walser.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434114972249 accessed: 19 September, 2021
Listening tohide composers
written by Franz Liszt
Symphony No. 1
written by Jean Sibelius
Coriolan Overture Op. 62
written by Beethoven
|performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra|
Der fliegende Holländer
written by Richard Wagner
|performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Herbert Janssen|
|Date/Time||28 October, 1931|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|
*The Dutchman's Act I aria from Wagner's opera, Der fliegende Holländer.