Benjamin Britten in London - 30 September, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 116:

Listen to a typical Beethoven Prom. on putrid wireless hear. Leonora 3. Tremate Trio* (not first rate B. but jolly in spots) & 9th Symphony Whole programme done with Woods usual exaggeration & lack of detail. The chorus was heroic if naught else.
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434898770657 accessed: 21 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Leonora Overture No. 3
written by Beethoven
performed by Henry Wood
Symphony No. 9
written by Franz Schubert, Beethoven
performed by Henry Wood
Tremate, empi, tremati, Op. 116
written by Beethoven
performed by Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Tremate, empi, tremati (Bettoni), Op. 116, for soprano, tenor, bass and orchestra


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 15:59:30 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:36:41 +0100