Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 26 January, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 197:

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. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 197. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Lowestoft


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Suite from 'The Nose'
written by Dmitri Shostakovich

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 January, 1934
Medium broadcast
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.

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:17:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:39:21 +0100