Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 29 September, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 226:

Gram. and wireless after dinner. Berlioz' interesting Corsair Ov. & Irelands meandering Pft concerto. The form is so loose & it really is only cheap ballade music (attractive in its way) touched up. Helen Perkin doesn't make it sound as effective or snappy as she might. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 226. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438184447043 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by John Ireland
Piano Concerto
written by John Ireland
performed by Helen Perkin

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 September, 1934
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:40:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:07:26 +0100