Benjamin Britten in London - 7 December, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 124:

Listen to Elgar concert after dinner.* The Intro. & Allo. makes some nice sounds, but the form seems so unsatisfactory & bits of Toselli's Serenata & the fugetta annoy me. So does most of the Enigma Var & all of the Second Symph.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435011945001 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Introduction and Allegro
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Serenata
written by Enrico Toselli
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Symphony No. 2
written by Edward Elgar
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Edward Elgar
Enigma Variations
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 December, 1932
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Adrian Boult and Elgar (who conducted his Second Symphony) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:25:45 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:44:40 +0100