Benjamin Britten in Northampton - 11 February, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 99:

Go to Bridges for supper at 6.30 & then. F.B, E.B, Miss Fass, & I go to Audrey Chapman Orch. at Northampton institute, Clarkenwell. F.B. conducts the most marvellous musical thrill of my life yet. Beethoven, ov. Corolian, 9th Symphony (1st 3 movs) Elgar Serenade Strings (rather dull), Mozart Symp. Conc. Vln Vla (Isolde Menges & Bernard Shore - only moderate) & Beethoven Egmont ov. The strings (all amateurs!) were the best I have ever heard. The 2nd class Professional wind were quite good (3rd & 4th Horns especially in slow mov. of 9th). The Beethoven overtures were electric; but as for the 9th…   more >>
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434398307798 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Northampton

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Corolian Overture
written by Beethoven
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Egmont Overture
written by Beethoven
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Serenade for strings
written by Antonín Dvorák, Edward Elgar
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
written by Mozart
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Bernard Shore, Isolde Menges, Frank Bridge
Symphony No. 9
written by Franz Schubert, Beethoven
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 February, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:58:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:46:31 +0100