Benjamin Britten in London - 1 January, 1932, 09:35 PM

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 94:

Pop, Mum, Beth & I go to St. Lukes dance for Nurses in evening at 8.0. I come away and go to Phillips at 9.35 to listen on wireless to concert F. Bridge is conducting - marvellous - Rimsky-Korsakov. Scheherazade - brilliant. Sachs' Monologues & extracts from Act III Meistersinger.* What a conductor that man is - what tone he gets from his strings. After that the dance seemed deadly dull. But don't leave till 12.30
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434288754271 accessed: 21 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Die Meistersinger
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Arthur Fear, BBC Studio Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Scheherazade
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by BBC Studio Orchestra, Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 January, 1932, 09:35 PM
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*'Was duftet' and 'Wahn! Wahn!' sung by the baritone Arthur Fear, and the Prelude, Dance of the Apprentices, Procession of the Masters and Homage to Sachs from Wagner's comic opera Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg. Bridge was conducting the BBC Studio Orchestra.


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:32:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:18:36 +0100