Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 11 June, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 214:

Also, after a short walk, listen to Toni Brosa & Phillipowsky give a rather stiff perf. of Elgar's Violin Sonata.* Brosa played, of course, as he always does, but P. was somewhat lacking. How I wish I could like this music. Of course it's beautifully done but says nothing that Franck & Brahms haven't said before - not that I even want the latter. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 214. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438108286124 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Violin Sonata in E minor
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Phillipowsky, Toni Brosa

Experience Information

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

Notes

*Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor (1918).


Originally submitted by gkw on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:31:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:19:16 +0100