Benjamin Britten in Studio No 10, Waterloo, London - 2 December, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 155-156:

After an early dinner go to Studio no. 10 at Waterloo with F.B. where he conducts a concert with B.B.C. orch. at 8.15. Strauss' superb Don Juan is very well played. Astra Desmond sings Saint Saens' 'Fiancée du Timbalier' - very moving. 2 Bits from Hänsel & Gretel; F.B.'s two lovely Tagore songs, & Chasseur Maudit of Franck to end with.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 155-156. accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Studio No 10, Waterloo, London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Three Tagore Songs
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Frank Bridge
Hänsel und Gretel Overture
written by Engelbert Humperdinck
performed by Frank Bridge
Fiancée du Timbalier
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Astra Desmond, Frank Bridge
Chasseur Maudit
written by César Franck
performed by Frank Bridge
Don Juan (Strauss)
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 December, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:05:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:47:54 +0100