Beth Britten et al. in London - 26 May, 1933
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.
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: 1 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
The Spinning Room
written by Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967
|performed by Enid Cruickshank, Roy Henderson|
|Date/Time||26 May, 1933|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
* Kodaly The Spinning Room (1932), one-act opera based on Hungarian folk-songs.