Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 30 September, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 150:

Mangeot brings me back for a hurried dinner, after which I meet Barbara at Q. Hall for Prom (tickets from B.B.C.). Thoroughly light & vulgar 1st half, which I thoroughly enjoy - selec. from Mignon, Carmen, Rigol. Pagliacci, Walton's Façade, & above all Strauss's wonderful, moving Don Quixote, excellent played by L. Kennedy, but v. scrappily by orch. 2nd half we only stuck a garish arr. of Handel Org. Conc. played (when one could hear him) by Stanley Marchant. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 150. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

hide composers
written by Georges Bizet
written by Sir William Walton
written by Ambroise Thomas
written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
written by Guiseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi
Organ Concerto
written by George Frideric Handel, Ned Rorem
performed by Stanley Marchant
Don Quixote
written by Richard Strauss
performed by L. Kenneddy

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:57:08 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:55:42 +0100