Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 26 January, 1934
Listen to a bit of a Contemporary concert from B.B.C. Suite 'The Nose' by Shostakovitch.* Very amusing & exhilerating - but I shouldn't be surprised if it were found to be uneventful & even conventional with all the glitter taken off - this, especially the Entre Acts.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 197. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437905871770 accessed: 4 October, 2023
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Suite from 'The Nose'
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
|Date/Time||26 January, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|
*The Suite, Op. 15a, for tenor, baritone and chamber orchestra, from Shostakovich's satirical opera in three acts, The Nose (1928), a dramatization of the classic Gogol novel.