Benjamin Britten in London - 11 May, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 105:

Listen to Prelude to Tristan from Covent Garden, before dinner, under Beecham - Disgraceful!*
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 105. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434484428821 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Tristan und Isolde
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Frida Leider, Herbert Hanssen, Lauritz Melchior, Maria Olczewska

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 May, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Though the BBC relayed Act I of this performance live from Covent Garden - with Frida Leider (Isolde), Maria Olczewska (Brangane), Herbert Hanssen (Kurnewal) and Lauritz Melchior (Tristan) - Britten seems to have abandoned his listening thanks to Beecham's conducting of the Prelude.


Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:53:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:42:51 +0100