Benjamin Britten in London - 19 September, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 115:

Listen to a Wagner Prom after dinner on a very bad wireless. Mastersinger ov. bacchanals, Siegried Idyll. Hagen's Songs* (Norman Allin). Funeral March & finale from Götterdämmerung (Florence Austral) - orchestral playing rough, but some good wind playing.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 115. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434666180871 accessed: 21 September, 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 Norman Allin, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood
Götterdämmerung
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Florence Austral, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 September, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*'Hagen's Watch', 'Hier sitz ich zür wacht' (Act I) and ' Hagen's Call', 'Hoi-ho' (Act II) from Gotterdammerung, a performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Henry Wood.


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:23:01 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:38:35 +0100