Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 4 August, 1934

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

After supper listen to F.B. conducting a string concert. (B.B.C. Section E) at 9.5. Handel Concerto grosso; his own lovely Suite in E; Arthur Benjamin plays Jacob's efficient but shallow concerto v. brilliantly; 2 lovely little Bizet pieces (1. from L'Arlesienne - Adagietto; 2 Duo from Jeux Denfants; Holst St. Paul's Suite.* The orchestra played brilliantly as far as possible for them. 

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/1438170702712 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Adagietto from L'Arl├ęsienne Suite No. 1, Op. 23
written by Georges Bizet
Duo from Jeux d'infants, Op. 22
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Frank Bridge
Concerto Grosso
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Frank Bridge
Suite for strings
written by Frank Bridge
performed by Frank Bridge
St Paul's Suite, Op. 28 No. 2
written by Gustav Holst
performed by Frank Bridge
Concerto for piano and strings
written by Jacob
performed by Arthur Benjamin

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 August, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Bridge Suite for strings (1909); Jacob Concerto for piano and strings (1927); Bizet Adagietto from L'Arl├ęsienne Suite No. 1, Op. 23 and Duo from Jeux d'infants, Op. 22; Holst St Paul's Suite, Op. 28 No. 2 (1912/1922).


Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:51:42 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:13:18 +0100