Benjamin Britten in Holt - 25 January, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 25 1930, page 30:

Ord. work in morning, game in aft. & then go to tea with Miss Chapman. After that directly [BB arrows 'directly' to the start of the sentence here, meaning it to read 'Directly after that'] both of us return to music rooms & for 3/4's of an hr. practise the Vln & Vla parts (together) of the Bagatelle; then go to a most ghastly recital, all Chopin (which surely needs a great personality to be bearable), by Mr Taylor. Truely he was very courageous, but that's all. It included the Ballade in Ab which was the funniest thing I've heard for a long time (as was the C# Scherzo). Laulie sends me a …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 25 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 30. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394118401332 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Holt

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
written by Fryderyk Chopin
performed by Mr Taylor
Ballade No. 3 in A flat, Op. 47
written by Fryderyk Chopin
performed by Mr Taylor

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 January, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:06:41 +0000