Benjamin Britten - 5 January, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 241:

After dinner, wireless - including a very interesting 'Conversation in a train', a part of a popular 'Prom' Tschaikovsky Pft. concerto & Berlioz Faust pieces* (lovely things) played in a dreadfully slap-dash, off-hand way - & of course received with rapturous applause.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 241. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438253841802 accessed: 21 September, 2021

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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'Marche hongroise', 'Ballet des sylphes' and 'Menuet des folles' from La damnation de Faust, légende dramatique
written by Berlioz
unspecified Tchaikovsky piano concerto
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 January, 1935
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Berlioz 'Marche hongroise', 'Ballet des sylphes' and 'Menuet des folles' from La damnation de Faust, légende dramatique for soloists, chorus and orchestra (1846).


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:57:22 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:10:41 +0100