Benjamin Britten in London - 2 November, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 120:

Go to B.B.C. concert at 8.15 (Area). Inc. H. Samuel playing well (but not perfectly) Bach's D min concerto. Not as good as I have heard him. Ireland's beautiful Forgotten Rite. & a by no means perfect performance of Belshazzar's Feast by B.B.C. Chorus. Denis Noble is v. fine singer. It is amazingly clever & effective music. with some great moments, I feel.

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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 120. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Belshazzar's Feast
written by Sir William Walton
performed by BBC Chorus, Denis Noble, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Concerto in D minor
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by H. Samuel, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Forgotten Rite
written by John Ireland
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 November, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:47:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:32:19 +0100