Benjamin Britten in London - 27 February, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 100:

In evening listen to wireless; Spencer Dyke quart playing (roughly, lack of polish). Smetena's Aus men Lieben - a fine tho' scrappy & long work. & Bridge's delicious Idylls. Also Leslie England plays (v. well) Brahms marvellous Handele var.*
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434400346541 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Aus mein Lieben
written by Smetana
performed by Spencer Dyke Quartet
Idylls
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Spencer Dyke Quartet
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Op. 24
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Leslie England

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 February, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Op. 24.


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:32:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:48 +0100