Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 4 February, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 199:

Listen to F.B. conducting B.B.C. orch at 9.5. Orchestra not on form. Bach's 3rd Brandenburg wasn't very satisfactory - uncontroled. Haydn's Clock Symphony was better. Kathleen Long plays 'Phantasm' again; not such a good show as the Queen's Hall, but the great work redeemed it. A riotous performance of Capriccio Espagnol ends the programme. Rhythm excellent. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 199. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437906806521 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Symphony No. 101 in D Major 'The Clock'
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Brandenburg Concerto no 3
written by Bach
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Phantasm for piano and orchestra
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Kathleen Long, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 February, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:33:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:38:18 +0100