Benjamin Britten in London - 27 March, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 136:

After dinner listen to Amar Quart. playing Brahms C min* & Mozart F. (K.590). Efficient playing - that's all. Not superlative ensemble, tone balance, or to my mind interpretation. The Brahms was very stuffy. The Mozart was delicious after it - some of it they played well.
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 136. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435518747421 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K.590
written by Mozart
performed by Amar Quartet
String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Amar Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 March, 1933
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Brahms String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1.


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:12:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:28:02 +0100