Mrs. Bridges et al. in Wigmore Hall - 1 March, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 133:

Go out to dinner with Bridges & then with Mrs. B. go to Adolf Busch, & Rudolf Serkin conc. at Wigmore hall - all 3 Brahms. Put & Vln Son.* B. is technically perfect - except for a curious inability to play a phrase legato, & Serkin is wonderful. But there was a lack of subtlety about Busch, & the interpretation left much to be desired, I felt - annoyingly so. The ensemble was perfect (except for 1 disagreement in phrasing of a mov. - op. 108 - mov. 3 - (little beauty)

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 133. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435321658360 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Wigmore Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Adolf Busch, Rudolf Serkin
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100
written by Brahms
performed by Adolf Busch, Rudolf Serkin
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
written by Brahms
performed by Adolf Busch, Rudolf Serkin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 March, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Brahms Violin Sonatas No. 1 in G, Op. 78; No. 2 in A, Op. 100; No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.


Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:27:38 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:32:50 +0100