Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 14 August, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 220:

I attempt to listen to a prom. including La Mer, & 3 Wozzeck extracts but the wireless is impossible.* What I did hear of it was very mediocre (Debussy esp.) What does Wood imagine that Lento means? & similarly the Jeux des Vagues became a funeral march**

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 220. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Lowestoft


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Three Wozzeck Fragments
written by Alban Berg
performed by Wood
La Mer
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 August, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


*Debussy La mer (1903-5); Berg Three Wozzeck Fragments (1924). **'Jeux de vagues', the second of Debussy's 'three symphonic sketches', La mer.

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:10:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:12:05 +0100