Mrs. Bridge et al. in London - 25 October, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 119:

Go to Bridges to dinner at 7.15 & listen to a performance of Act II of Tristan on wireless. Beecham spoils it by hurrying & there is only a very poor orchestra. Florence Austral & Walter Widdop (Isolde & T.) very good. The rest rather poor. Even they couldn't spoil this wonder of the world. Back by 11.30.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 119. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434916065615 accessed: 28 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Listening to

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Tristan und Isolde
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Florence Austral, Walter Widdop, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 October, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:47:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:33:11 +0100