Benjamin Britten in London - 13 May, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 140:

Listen to the winning 3 of Telegraph comp on wireless. Armstrong Gibbs 4tet. competent I suppose, dull as ditchwater & v. unoriginal. E. Maconchy Ob. 5tet. Not so competent, but one or two fresh Ideas. Eric Cundell (1st prize), technically efficient I suppose. Superficially brilliant & disonent fast move. Ordinary & rather cheap slow ones.*
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 140. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435697408485 accessed: 21 September, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Oboe Quintet
written by E. Maconchy
String Quartet in A, Op. 73
written by Armstrong Gibbs
String Quartet in C, Op. 27
written by Edric Cundell

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 May, 1933
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Armstrong Gibbs String Quartet in A, Op. 73; Maconchy Oboe Quintet (1933) Cundell String Quartet in C, Op. 27. All three works were recorded by the Griller Quartet in April and May 1933, and are now available on a Dutton remastered CD transfer.


Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:50:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:23:48 +0100