Benjamin Britten in London - 5 October, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 150-151:

Go with him to Prom at 8.0 (tickets from B.B.C.). Bartered Bride. ov. 6 attractive, yet flimsy Catalan Folk Songs (Sophie Wyss). Elgar's Impossible Vln. concerto (not perfectly played by Sammons). Schubert Unfinished. All played by orch without any enthusiam, altho' they worked up abit of that for F.B's Dance Poem, which he conducts splendidly.* It's a haunting work. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 150-151. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Albert Sammons
The Bartered Bride
written by Bedřich Smetana
performed by Henry Wood
Dance Poem
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Frank Bridge
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished', D759
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Henry Wood
Catalan Folk Songs performed by Sophie Wyss

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 October, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Bridge Dance Poem (1913) for orchestra, conducted by Bridge in a Promenade Concert shared with Henry Wood.

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:38:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:53:36 +0100