Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 1 April, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 137:

After dinner, gramophone & listen to Edward Clark conducting a performance of Petrouchka. to say nothing of interpretation (which was ludicrous) it was disgracefully incompetent - the orchestra 'swam' completely about 6 times & it is a wonder of wonders how they ever got to the end together. The inst. playing was bad throughout.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 137. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435519040474 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Petrushka
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Edward Clark

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 April, 1933
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:17:20 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:27:39 +0100