Mrs. Bridge et al. in London - 29 January, 1933, 09:30 PM

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 129:

After supper go with Bridges to B.B.C. Studio no. 10 concert at 9.5. V. good playing, tho' not perfect owing to under-rehearsal. Haydn Clock. Simp. Delius Cuckoo (a miracle) & Tschaikovsky's wonderful Francesca de Rimini which F.B. made sound terrifying. Before Fran. Arthur Benjamin conducts his Vln concerto (Brosa - magnificent).* Not pleasing as a whole; there are some good things, but many week ones. Back to Bridges with Brosas.
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 129. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Listening to

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On Hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring
written by Delius
Symphony No. 101 in D Major 'The Clock'
written by Joseph Haydn
Francesca da Rimini
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Frank Bridge
Violin Concerto
written by Arthur Benjamin
performed by Arthur Benjamin, Brosa

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 January, 1933, 09:30 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Arthur Benjamin Violin Concerto (1932).

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:29:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:39:17 +0100