Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 21 December, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 239:

In evening listen to an E.M. Delafield play 'the Little Boy' which began well, but petered out rather badly. Also a Contemporary concert of Hindemith - Concert Musik for Pft, Brass & Harps. (which contains some of the best Hindemith, & Mathias the painter, a new symphony* - hard to judge, thro' wireless, & because of a scratch performance. I get so sick of these shows without any precision or conviction - technically not bad, but that's all. (The work had some nice things but seemed to wander at times).

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 239. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Lowestoft


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Concert Musik for Piano, Brass & Harps
written by Paul Hindemith
Mathis der Maler Symphony
written by Paul Hindemith

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 December, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


*Hindemith Mathis der Maler Symphony (1933-4).

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:28:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:43:07 +0100