Benjamin Britten in Prestatyn - 11 May, 1934

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

Listen to bit of B.B.C. concert under Walter (on very good newly hired wireless). Schubert 7th Symphony* was spoilt by exaggeration, & lack of taste. Don Quixote** (with Feuerman as a first-rate soloist) was very good indeed, but not inspired - the wind variation wasn't successful, tho' the end was extremely beautiful. What lovely music most of this is - the introduction & end esp. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 211. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Prestatyn


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Symphony No. 9, D944
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Bruno Walter
Don Quixote
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Feuerman, Bruno Walter

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 May, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


*Schubert Symphony No. 9, D944 - the 'Great' C major. **Strauss Don Quixote, fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character, for cello, obbligato viola and orchestra, Op. 35.

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:05:13 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:22:19 +0100