Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 6 September, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 147-148:

My gramophone records (1 already here, 3 new ones) of Missa Solemnis come. V. disappointed with perf. (soloists excruciating - chorus pretty bad - orch. v. good cond. Bruno Kittel, rather incompetant).*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 147-148. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Lowestoft


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Missa Solemnis
written by Beethoven
performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Bruno Kittel, Eleanor Schlosshauer-Reynolds, Eugen Transky, Hermann Schey, Lotte Leonard, Wilfried Hanke

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 September, 1933
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


*Bruno Kittel conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra (solo violin Wilfried Hanke), with Lotte Leonard (soprano), Eleanor Schlosshauer-Reynolds (contralto), Eugen Transky (tenor) and Hermann Schey (bass).

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:48:20 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:00:40 +0100