Benjamin Britten in Gresham's School - October, 1928, 07:00 PM

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 6 1928, page 13:

Recital in the evening. Bach's Air on G string, Gavotte in E and Handel sonata in E (Miss Chapman) very good. Mr Greatorex, Mr. Taylor (piano) and Miss Chapman, Mr. Taylor was given a great Reception, tho' he didn't deserve it. It looked as if he was a bad sight reader, and as if he had never seen the music before; the way he stopped when he came to a hard passage and looked at it.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 6 1928. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 13. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386679653543 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Gresham's School

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Arrangement of the Air from the Orchestral Suite in C (BWV 1066)
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Mr Greatorex, Miss Chapman
Sonata in E for violin and continuo (HWV373)
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Miss Chapman, Mr Greatorex

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1928, 07:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Notes

According to John Evans (editor of the diaries), ‘Bach’s Air on G string’ that Britten refers to, was in fact ‘an arrangement of the Air from the Orchestral Suite in C (BWV1066)’. Similarly, the ‘Gavotte in E and Handel sonata in E’ were the ‘Sonata in E for violin and continuo (HWV373)’. (Evans, Journey Boy, p.41).


Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:47:33 +0000