Benjamin Britten in London - 4 March, 1932, 09:00 PM

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 101:

Listen to Bartok concert broadcast 9.0-10.30. Suite no. 1 contained some charming moments, but meandered 'a la Liszt &' Strauss much. Rhapsody (with composer at piano) more striking & the "Amazing Mandarin" most original of all.* I cannot say I love this music, but it is amazingly clever & descriptive.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 101. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434401354258 accessed: 21 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Suite No. 1 for orchestra
written by Béla Bartók
Rhapsody, Op. 1, for piano and orchestra
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Béla Bartók

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 March, 1932, 09:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Bartok Suite No. 1 for orchestra, Op. 3 (1905); Rhapsody, Op. 1, for piano and orchestra (?1904); and The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19 (1918-19), concert suite from the pantomime in one act.


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:49:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:24 +0100