Frank Bridges et al. in London - 26 October, 1932

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

After dinner B.B.C. Symphony Concert with Bridges. Bantick's ghastly Sappho ov. Bridge's heavenly Enter Spring. Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto - atrocious work (Mischa Elman - superb fiddler but impossible musician), & Franck's symphony, lovely in spots.* Boult's speeds were wrong almost without exception. There is magnificent material in the orchestra but it's tired out.
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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/1434918840199 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Enter Spring, Rhapsody for orchestra
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Sappho Prelude
written by Granville Bantock
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony in D minor
written by C├ęsar Franck
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Mischa Elman, Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 October, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Bantock Sappho Prelude; Bridge Enter Spring, Rhapsody for orchestra (1926-7); Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35; Franck Symphony in D minor.


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:34:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:32:57 +0100