Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 1 August, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 219:

Letters & listen to Act II of Oedipus Rex of Stravinsky. From what I could hear, this seems (From Rome, conducted by Casella) a remarkably impressive work, & highly original. I should like to hear & see it in full. A lovely show of De Falla's El Amor Brujo to end with.*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 219. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438165723146 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Oedipus Rex
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Casella
El Amor Brujo (1914–15)
written by Manuel de Falla
performed by Casella

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Stravinsky Oedipus rex (1927), opera-oratorio with a libretto by Jean Cocteau; Falla El amor brujo (Love the Magician), ballet for orchestra with mezzo-soprano solo (1925).


Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:28:43 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:13:38 +0100