Benjamin Britten in London - 17 March, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 102:

Practise Pft in aft. Go to Bridge's to supper at 6.30 (Miss Fass is there as well.). All 4 of us go to Audrey Chapman Orch. concert at Clerkenwell which F.B. conducts. Lauricella & Richards also go; Mr & Mrs Brosa as well. Magnificent playing for an amateur orchestra from strings. Wind not so good - only 2nd rate professionals. Oberon ov. Brahm's Vln Concerto - Eda Kersey, a v. sensitive performance - showing wonderful promise. Meistersingers Apprentice's dance. Scheherazade (R. Korsakov) is amazingly well played considering that the wind had only 1 rehearsal. What wonders F.B. can do! Come …   more >>
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434482402554 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Apprentice's Dance from Die Meistersinger
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Overture to Oberon
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Scheherazade
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Violin Concerto
written by Brahms
performed by Audrey Chapman Orchestra, Eda Kersey, Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 March, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:20:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:44:00 +0100