Benjamin Britten in Prestatyn - 9 May, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 211:

Listen to wireless after tea. Bax Symphony 5 (didn't interest me much - too full of notes & clichés - still I can't judge - bad wireless & I didn't really concentrate). Horowitz gave a very brilliant, but rather insensitive show of Tschaikovsky concerto, a work which I admire but cannot like very much - only because I have heard it too often

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 211. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438030815557 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: Prestatyn

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Symphony No. 5
written by Bax
unspecified Tchaikovsky piano concerto
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Horowitz

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 May, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:22:37 +0100