Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 24 July, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 217:

After dinner listen to Wireless - an interesting concert by Hague Orch. from Hilversum - a Fantasia of Debussy for Pft. & orchestra (brilliantly played by [BB leaves gap here]) L'aprés-midi with some heavenly Oboe playing - & an exotic show of Ravels' brilliant 'La Valse'*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438164511592 accessed: 26 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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La Valse
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Hague Orchestra
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Hague Orchestra
Fantasie
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Hague Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 July, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Debussy Fantasie for piano & orchestra (1889-90); Prélude à L'après-midi d'un faune (1894); Ravel La valse (1919-20).


Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:08:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:15:03 +0100