Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 4 October, 1934

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

Listen to Concergebouw orch. from Hilversum, evening - simply perfect orchestra under Bruno Walter - I am not a worshipper of Walter - many things he does I don't like. But as an interpretation of Walter's ideas it was a consummate show. Mozart's superb G. min (surely the loveliest bit of music ever conceived) & Mahler's 5th Symphony - Enormously long but I was interested & thrilled for the full 1 hr & 10 mins.*

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/1438184708171 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
written by Mozart
performed by Concergebouw Orchestra, Bruno Walter
Symphony No. 5
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Concergebouw Orchestra, Bruno Walter

Experience Information

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

Notes

*Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550; Mahler Symphony No. 5 (1901-2).


Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:45:08 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:06:58 +0100