Benjamin Britten in Prestatyn - 22 April, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 209:

Listen to an Ansermet Concert from B.B.C. at 9.5. H. Perkin plays Ireland's 'Legend' with orch. - an attractive idea, but he hasn't the creative power or technique to do it - tho' there is fine atmosphere in parts of it. Also Debussy - Jeux (Nigensky) - not super Debussy, but very interesting & attractive, with wonderful scoring & colouring.*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 209. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Prestatyn


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Legend for piano and orchestra
written by John Ireland
performed by Helen Perkin, Ernest Ansermet
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 April, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


*Debussy Jeux, ballet written in 1913 for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, one of Debussy's most progressive scores.

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:27:02 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:26:15 +0100