Benjamin Britten in London - 7 July, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 109:

Write home & listen to wireless after supper. Prokofiev's attractive overture on Yiddish Themes, a Bax carol, Elizabeth Maconchy's ordinary Pft concerto (Kathleen Long) some amazing Beggar Songs of Hermann Reutter. Put solos of Bartok & Walton's Delightful & attractive Façade.* Performances on the whole inadequate under Stanford Robinsons - except for the Wireless Singers who sang brilliantly
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 109. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Allegro barbaro
written by Béla Bartók
Burlesque No. 1
written by Béla Bartók
written by Elizabeth Maconchy
performed by Kathleen Long, Kathleen
written by Sir William Walton
performed by Stanford Robinsons
Four Beggar Songs
written by Hermann Reutter
performed by Stanford Robinsons
Of a Rose I Sing a Song
written by A. Bax
performed by Stanford Robinsons
Overture on Hebrew Themes
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Stanford Robinsons
Romanian Dance No. 1
written by Béla Bartók

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 July, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes for chamber ensemble (1919); Bax Of a Rose I Sing a Song, carol for choir, harp, cello and double bass (1920); Four Beggar Songs; Bartok Romanian Dance No. 1 (1915), Burlesque No. 1 (1908), Allegro barbaro (1911); Walton Façade, first suite for orchestra (1926).

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:47:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:39:22 +0100