Benjamin Britten in Royal Albert Hall - 7 February, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 98:

Mr. & Mrs Bridge take me to Albert Hall to Berlin Phil. Orch. (Fürtwängler). Hackneyed Programme. Haydn London Symp. [No. 104 in D]; Wagner, Siegfried Id. & Flying Dutchman ov.; Tschaikovsky's Pathetic Symp. F's readings were exaggerated & sentimentalised (esp. so in last item - no wonder a member of the audience was sick!! The orch. is a magnificent body, tho' slightly off colour to-day (e.g. wind intonation, 1st Clar & 1st Horn). Strings are marvellous. Timpanist great. Marvellous ensemble & discipline
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 98. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434298346394 accessed: 27 July, 2021

location of experience: Royal Albert Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwängler
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D, 'London', Hob:I/i04
written by Haydn
performed by Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwängler
Idyll from Siegried
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwängler
Symphony No. 6
written by Darius Milhaud, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Wilhelm Fürtwängler, Berlin Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 February, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:12:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:47:07 +0100