Benjamin Britten in Prestatyn - 30 April, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 209-210:

After - I listen to broadcast from Covent Garden of Act. I of Beethoven's World-wonder 'Fidelio' - the more I hear of this music, the smaller I feel. Very good cast - Lotte Lehman superb as Leonore (Abscheulicher was thrilling) & a very delightful Marcelline (Berger). Rocco (Kipnis) very good also. Beecham good but not first-class, & orchestra only so-so. Even then, it was a thrill, and the glorious sound of the 'Canon' was unbelievable. What music. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 209. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Prestatyn


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Berger, Kipnis, Sir Thomas Beecham, Lotte Lehmann

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 April, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:40:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:24:38 +0100