Benjamin Britten in Teatro Comunale, Florence - 4 April, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 206:

At 9.0 p.m. 1st Int. Soc Orchestral concert under Scherchen at Teatro Comunale - Honneger Symph mov. no. 3 (v. fine) - Ravel Lefthand pft. Concerto (not Revel at his best, but very charming in sports - Witgensten plays it) - Bartoks amusing 1st Rhapsody (Szigeti) - Markeievitch Salmo (which causes a bit of a scene, but is not really so important - interesting & original in spots) & Schrechter's Turkamenia [Turkmenia - suite for orchestra] - highly coloured but rather cheap underneath. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 206. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Teatro Comunale, Florence


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Rhapsody No. 1
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Hermann Scherchen, Joseph Szigeti
written by Markievitch
performed by Hermann Scherchen
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Wittgenstein
Mouvement Symphonique No.3
written by Arthur Honegger
performed by Hermann Scherchen
written by Schrechter
performed by Hermann Scherchen

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 April, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:57:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:28:30 +0100