Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 6 November, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 121:

Listen to wireless all afternoon (Mum & Pop are having a Marconiphone on approval). Mengelberg from Hilversum. An excellent performance of Mozart G min* Thibaud plays Lalo's Symph Espagnol very well, but sentimentally. Walk with Pop & Mum after tea, & with Pop before bed. Wireless & gramophone as well.
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 121. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434920067972 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
written by Mozart
Symphonie Espagnole
written by Édouard Lalo
performed by Jacques Thibaud

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 November, 1932
Medium broadcast, live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550; a favourite of Britten's, who recorded it with the English Chamber Orchestra for Decca in 1968.


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:54:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:31:42 +0100