Benjamin Britten in Royal Albert Hall - 19 June, 1930
I go to College at 10.0. & have a writing exam (Pt. Song, Scherzo, modulations to write) from 10-3.0 with break for lunch at Barkers with Mummy 1-2. & oral from 3 - 5.30 (I was in room with R.V. Williams, John Ireland, & Waddington (?) for about 1/2 hr.). After that I have surprise of winning comp. Inspite of the 2 brilliant others in final (5 altogether in it), including Alec Templeton, a blind boy. In evening Dinner with Barb. & Mummy at Hotel, & then with Mummy go to a marvellous performance of Hiawatha at Albert Hall. Perfectly glorious singing staging, & ballet.
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 19 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 37-38. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394817786081 accessed: 23 November, 2017
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:23:06 +0000