Benjamin Britten in London - 31 May, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 106:

Lauricella & Richards come in aft. We practise my Phantasy Scherzo all time. Listen to Act, I of Mastersingers on wireless after dinner.* What struck me most is what little attention anyone paid to the written music. Beckmesser v. good - Habich; & Schorr as Sachs & Lehman as Eva - what little I heard of them.
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 106. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434484998780 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Die Meistersinger
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Friedrich Schorr, Fritz Wolff, Sir Thomas Beecham, Lotte Lehmann

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 May, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

*Another Beecham performance from Covent Garden, with Friedrich Schorr as Hans Sachs, Fritz Wolff as Walter and Lotte Lehmann as Eva.


Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:03:18 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:42:09 +0100