Benjamin Britten in London - 31 January, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 198:

Go with F.B. to B.B.C. Symphony concert at 8.15. Bruno Walter conducting - v. disappointing. Mozart G min. & Brahms E min. Unintelligent on whole - & orchestra rather poor. Prokofiev plays (apparently brilliantly) his new 5th Concerto. I don't want it. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 198. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437906298821 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
written by Brahms
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter
Piano Concerto No. 5
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev, Bruno Walter
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
written by Mozart
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 January, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:24:59 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:38:48 +0100