Benjamin Britten in Holt - 16 February, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 16 1930, page 32:

Typical, unsatisfactory school Sunday. Services at 10.30 (frightful congregational practice & 10.) & 6.30 with a good sermon by Rev. A.L. Watt on the "Inequality of the World". I completely lose my temper with Gog (luckily he wasn't present). He has now written the most abominable Benidicite which is performed in Chapel; unfortunately for everyone concerned I lost my temper on a piece of M.S. paper, & the most frightful bit of unplayable rubbish for pft. was the result.* Ord. practise in evening; a bit better than usual in spite of ourselves!
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 16 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 32. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394119903830 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Holt

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 February, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Notes

*A Poem of Hate for piano, inscribed 'Written at W.G.' - a violent flourish of forty-three bars marked 'Presto fuoco'.


Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:31:44 +0000