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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437207976368 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

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

Notes

* 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