Benjamin Britten in London - 7 March, 1932

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

Listen to Leners (on wireless) playing Schubert D min. quart.* which irritated every feeling of taste I've got. Sentimentalized, exaggerated, violated in every way - playing suited for a provincial Lyons. Debussy G min - followed was also bad - with shocking intonation. So much for them!
cite as

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/1434402023128 accessed: 28 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden', D810
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Lener Quartet
String Quartet in G minor
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Leners Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 March, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

*Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden', D810


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:00:23 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:44:59 +0100