Mrs. Bridge et al. in London - 19 March, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 203:

After dinner go with Mr & Mrs. B. to B.B.C. where he conducts an orch. concert. The orch is very tired and doesn't play too well. Smetana, B.B. ov.; F.B's lovely 'Lament'. Percy Hemming sings some songs (4 of F.B.), but is very out of voice. Long extract from Meistersinger, & Berlioz-Weber Introduction to Valse (splendid rhythm) & Hungarian March (not so good)

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437937873798 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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unspecified songs
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Percy Hemming
Lament
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Frank Bridge
The Bartered Bride
written by Bedřich Smetana
performed by Frank Bridge
Introduction to Valse
written by Berlioz, Richard Wagner
performed by Frank Bridge
Die Meistersinger
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Frank Bridge
Hungarian March
written by Berlioz, Richard Wagner
performed by Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 March, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:11:14 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:34:27 +0100