excerpt from 'Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938' pp. 210-211 (101 words)

excerpt from 'Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938' pp. 210-211 (101 words)

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Listen to wireless (the hired portable taken away, & a hired electric one in its place - not so good) - Palladium Command perf. & Act II of Fidelio from Covent Garden. Cast as before - Voelker as Flor. & [Alfred Jerger] as Don Fernando. They follow the usual custom of playing Leonore 3 between scenes & irritatingly cut the exciting 1st Chorus of last scene. Personally, much as I love the ov. I don't want it there. They can change scenes pretty quickly nowadays. Beecham only competant. Irritatingly ungiving. Poor singers - like singing under an ill-balanced Metronome. But what music! The Love Duet esp. 

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