Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 1 April, 1933
After dinner, gramophone & listen to Edward Clark conducting a performance of Petrouchka. to say nothing of interpretation (which was ludicrous) it was disgracefully incompetent - the orchestra 'swam' completely about 6 times & it is a wonder of wonders how they ever got to the end together. The inst. playing was bad throughout.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 137. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435519040474 accessed: 2 October, 2023
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written by Igor Stravinksy
|performed by Edward Clark|
|Date/Time||1 April, 1933|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|