Benjamin Britten in Prestatyn - 11 May, 1934
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.
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/1438031113433 accessed: 5 December, 2023
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Symphony No. 9, D944
written by Franz Schubert
|performed by Bruno Walter|
written by Richard Strauss
|performed by Feuerman, Bruno Walter|
|Date/Time||11 May, 1934|
|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.