Benjamin Britten in London - 15 November, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 154:

Go to B.B.C. Symphony Conc. with Beth at 8.15. Cond. Weingartner. H. Samuel plays Beethoven 2nd Conc. delightfully - tho' abit inaccurate in spots. W. is disappointing; the Brahms (Variations)* was rough, & rather dull (tho' who could make that antidiluvian scoring sound interesting); & the Symphony Fantastique of Berlioz didn't sound as electrifying as it should - in spite of all the din & speed.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437662065476 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
written by Brahms
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Felix Weingartner
Symphonie fantastique
written by Berlioz
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Felix Weingartner
Piano Concerto No. 2
written by Beethoven
performed by H Samuel, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Felix Weingartner

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 November, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:34:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:50:40 +0100