Benjamin Britten in London - 20 September, 1932

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

After dinner I listen to Prom on wireless - British Programme. Delius' marvellously beautiful, tho' meandering & too long. Song of the High Hills, completely dwarfs the rest of the anemic programme - Cyril Scott's dismal Noel, Elgar's typical Sea pictures & Ethel Symth's "Aubrey Brain". Vl & Hrn. Concerto.*
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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/1434897452740 accessed: 26 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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A Song of the High Hills
written by Delius
Christmas Overture
written by Cyril Scott
Sea Pictures, Op. 37
written by Edward Elgar
Concerto for Violin, Horn, and Orchestra
written by Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
performed by Aubrey Brain, Jean Pougnet

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 September, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Delius A Song of the High Hills (1911) for chorus and orchestra; Scott Christmas Overture (1913) for orchestra with optional chorus; Elgar Sea Pictures, Op. 37 five songs for contralto and orchestra; Smyth Concerto for Violin, Horn, and Orchestra (1927), receiving its premiere in this Promenade concert by the dedicatees, Jean Pougnet (violin) and Aubrey Brain (horn) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Henry Wood.


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:37:33 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:38:22 +0100