Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 20 January, 1935

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

Usual Sunday, long walk with Beth in morning. Wireless, reading, letters, work at other times of day. F.B. conducts a lovely B.B.C. Orch. concert at 9.20. Haydn 99 Symphony - v. beautifully played - Schönberg's lovely Verklärte Nacht - which the strings played splendidly. A rousing show of his own thrilling Enter Spring, with the heavenly tune in it. And a brisk finale in Coq D'or Wedding March* Act. the hall's a bit too resonant, but otherwise it was a fabulous concert.

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/1438268018407 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Enter Spring, Rhapsody for orchestra
written by Frank Bridge
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
'Wedding march' from Act III of Le Coq d'Or
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Symphony No. 99 in E flat (Hob.I:99)
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 January, 1935
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Haydn Symphony No. 99 in E flat (Hob.I:99); Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4, for strings; Bridge Enter Spring, Rhapsody for orchestra (1926-7); Rimsky-Korsakov 'Wedding march' from Act III of Le Coq d'Or.


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:53:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:04:42 +0100