Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 13 July, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 216:

Listen to Brosa quartet after dinner; they play what appears to be a very dull & gloomy quartet of Kodaly, but the atmospherics ruin this & the Hindemith no. 3, which they play very finely. I enjoy this (having score) & think most of it really fine & beautiful. I was sick that owing to bad timing the Final Rondo had to be omitted*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 216. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438163755120 accessed: 26 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10
written by Kodály, Zoltán, 1882-1967
performed by Brosa Quartet
String Quartet No. 3 in C, Op. 16
written by Paul Hindemith
performed by Brosa Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 July, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Kodály String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 (1918); Hindemith String Quartet No. 3 in C, Op. 16 (1920).


Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:55:55 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:16:14 +0100