Benjamin Britten - 23 January, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 244-245:

After a consequently late dinner at 8.30, listen to a Symphony in C minor by Shaporin.* This work has the disadvantage of being written for two or 3 orchestras, several choruses & about 15 brass bands (I've never heard such a row), & music has to be esp. good to stand that. This was terribly dull & reminicant, I hope U.S.S.R. can produce better stuff than this.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 244-245. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438268387605 accessed: 27 October, 2021

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Symphony in C minor, Op. 11
written by Yuri Shaporin
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Albert Coates

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 January, 1935
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*The Symphony in C minor, Op. 11 by the Soviet composer, Yuri Shaporin (1887-1966), performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Albert Coates.


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:59:47 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:03:51 +0100