Benjamin Britten in Prestatyn - 27 April, 1934

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

Listen to Stravinsky contemp. concert under Ansermet from B.B.C. at 9.0.* Mavra, comic opera, very intersting & quite amusing, tho' not very satisfactory for broadcasting - neither was Les Noces, which followed, tho' one couldn't help being thrilled by much of it especially the exciting rhythms, and colours; splendid architecture & the beautiful end. A great work. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 209. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438029095523 accessed: 26 September, 2021

location of experience: Prestatyn

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Les Noces
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Ernest Ansermet
Mavra
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 April, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Stravinsky Mavra, one-act opera buffa with a libretto by Boris Kochno after Pushkin (1922); Les Noces, dance cantata for soloists, chorus, four pianos and percussion (1923).


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:31:35 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:25:58 +0100