Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 17 January, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 243:

Listen to wireless after dinner. An amusing concert from Basel - Bekker cond. the v. good Symphony orchestra in J. Strauss & Offenbach (the difficult Polka v. good). Then F.B. conducting Section C (or E) & a Serenade Conct. The orchestra isn't good enough, but even then he gave a very brilliant show of Bizet's Adorable Jeux d'enfants & the Prince Igor Dances; and a very lively Seraglio Ov. The Orch. wasn't up to the Midsummer N.D. Scherzo though. (The Dirge in the 1st work was rather lovely).*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 243. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438266950654 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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'Polovtsian Dances' from Prince Igor
written by Aleksandr Borodin
performed by Frank Bridge
'Scherzo' from the incidental music to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Frank Bridge
Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio, K384
written by Mozart
performed by Frank Bridge
Jeux D'Enfants
written by Edouard Souberbielle, Georges Bizet
performed by Frank Bridge
unspecified orchestral music
written by J. Strauss, Offenbach, Franz Schubert, Delius, Brahms, Paul Dukas, Pierre Boulez, Richard Strauss, Mozart
performed by Bekker

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 January, 1935
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Bizet Jeux d'enfants (Children's games), Op. 22, for orchestra; Borodin 'Polovtsian Dances' from Prince Igor; Mozart Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio, K384; Mendelssohn 'Scherzo' from the incidental music to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61.


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:35:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:07:46 +0100