Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 12 January, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 196:

Listen to last Brit. Music Concts inc. J. Irelands new Legend for Pft (Helen Perkin - inadequate) & Orch.* Seemed unsatisfactory & meandering - & rather reminiscent - tho' some nice things in it. Moeran's 2nd conventional folksongy Rhapsody** & Belshazzer's feast of Walton. V. exhilerating in parts - but he looses too many opportunities & workmanship is often too bad. I'm afraid there isn't quite enough left when the glitter & icing is taken away.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 196. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437902536646 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Belshazzar's Feast
written by Sir William Walton
Rhapsody No. 2 in E for orchestra
written by Moeran
Legend for piano and orchestra
written by John Ireland
performed by Helen Perkin

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 January, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Ireland Legend for piano and orchestra (1933). **Moeran Rhapsody No. 2 in E for orchestra (1924; rev. 1941).


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:22:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:43:22 +0100