Benjamin Britten in London - 2 June, 1932

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

Listen to Act I of Tannhauser in evening - tolerable, but bad singing of Tannhauser & Das Hirt (why not a boy for this?)*
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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/1434485556862 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Tannhauser
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Josephine Wray, Kurt Taucher, Norah Gruhn, Herbert Janssen

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 June, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Tannhäuser was sung by Kurt Taucher, Wolfram by Herbert Janssen and Venus by Josephine Wray; the shepherd boy (at the start of scene 3) was sung by the soprano Norah Gruhn, as has always been the custom in this opera.


Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:12:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:41:46 +0100