Benjamin Britten - 23 January, 1935
from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 244-245:
After a consequently late dinner at 8.30, listen to a Symphony in C minor by Shaporin.* This work has the disadvantage of being written for two or 3 orchestras, several choruses & about 15 brass bands (I've never heard such a row), & music has to be esp. good to stand that. This was terribly dull & reminicant, I hope U.S.S.R. can produce better stuff than this.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 244-245. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438268387605 accessed: 8 December, 2023
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Symphony in C minor, Op. 11
written by Yuri Shaporin
|performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Albert Coates|
|Date/Time||23 January, 1935|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|
*The Symphony in C minor, Op. 11 by the Soviet composer, Yuri Shaporin (1887-1966), performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Albert Coates.