Mrs. Britten et al. in Prestatyn - 20 April, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 208:

After dinner he & Marjorie go out to Morgans, & Mum & I stay in to listen to a wireless which we've hired. F.B. conducts a light operatic concert - Bizet: 'Le Patrie' ov; [blank] sings a Verdi & Puccini Arias. he makes the Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. sound positively thrilling esp. Asis Tod.* What the world has lost in his not conducting enough, cannot be estimated

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 208. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Prestatyn


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

hide composers
unspecified arias
written by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi
Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Frank Bridge
La Patrie, Op. 19
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Frank Bridge

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 April, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


*Bizet Overture La Patrie, Op. 19; Grieg Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46.

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:21:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:27:03 +0100