Benjamin Britten in London - 8 November, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 153:

Go to B.B.C. Symphony concert, cond. so called, by A. Boult. Rimsky Korsakov's Easter ov. sounded dead. Bartok (a v. fine pianist) played his 2nd Conc. I don't want it. To finish with Bliss's truly dated Morning Heros. Massacre of fine words. Scherzo was best - but, what a concert! The Bridges bring Grace (who went with me) & me back in their car. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 153. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Easter Overture
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by Adrian Boult
Morning Heroes (1930)
written by Arthur Bliss
performed by Adrian Boult
Piano Concerto No. 2
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Adrian Boult, Béla Bartók

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 November, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:14:08 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:51:18 +0100