Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 16 February, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 249:

Bath before dinner - after which get Act III, IV, I of Pelleas & Melisande from Huizen - a very fine performance with Concertgebouw Orch. under Pierre Monteux - unfortunately the atmospherics often dreadful, so alot of the delicious music was lost. It is marvellous stuff - but so sensitive & intangible. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 249. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438271719738 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Pelléas et Mélisande (opera)
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 February, 1935
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:55:19 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:19:32 +0000