Benjamin Britten in London - 4 November, 1931

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 87-88:

Bath before early dinner (6.50) & go to B.B.C. concert - 1/2 time Area & 1/2 time Circle with F.B. Adrian Boult (terrible execrable conductor) leads the show. Elgar Intro. & All nice spots but terrible - "Toselli's Serenata"! H. Samuel in Brahms 2nd Conc. - v. disappointing reading tho' excellent technically - too pompous & slow. Schumann 1st delightful symphony - indifferently played. Go home with F.B. & Brosas (Mr. & Mrs.), for lemonade, back here 11.15.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 87-88. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434115720552 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Concerto No. 2
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by H. Samuel
Introduction and Allegro
written by Edward Elgar
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony No. 1
written by Robert Schumann
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 November, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:28:40 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:24:17 +0100