Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 18 January, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 244:

Listen to a Contemporary B.B.C.concert. I can't judge the Suite (Black Masquers) by Roger Sessions - it seemed very hysterical & over elaborate, tho' int. Arthur Bliss's Mèlée Fantasque was dull and unoriginal. Gerschwin's 2nd Pft & Orch Rhapsody was in the typical style. By far the best work was a Dance Symph. by Aaron Copland.* Most of this was really beautiful & exhilerating. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 244. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438267320754 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Second Rhapsody
written by George Gershwin
performed by Edward Clark, Solomon, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Dance Symphony
written by Aaron Copland
performed by Edward Clark, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Mèlée fantasque
written by Arthur Bliss
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Arthur Bliss
Suite from The Black Maskers
written by Roger Sessions
performed by Edward Clark, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 January, 1935
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

Sessions Suite from The Black Maskers; Bliss Mèlée fantasque; Gershwin Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra; Copland Dance Symphony - performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Clark and Arthur Bliss, with Solomon as soloist in the Gershwin.


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:42:01 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:05:57 +0100