Beth Britten et al. in London - 26 May, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 141:

Beth & I go to B.B.C. at 9.0 for a perf. of Kodaly's Spinning Wheel.* Mostly folk song. There is some very attractive stuff - beautifully done. choral writing excellent. Some of it was rather dull, banished from the stage. Performance, conducted by K. was rather perfunctory tho' chorus, Roy Henderson, & Enid Cruickshank. v. good. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 141. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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The Spinning Room
written by Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967
performed by Enid Cruickshank, Roy Henderson

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 May, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Kodaly The Spinning Room (1932), one-act opera based on Hungarian folk-songs.

Originally submitted by gkw on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09:26:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:22:01 +0100