Ethel Bridge et al. - 29 October, 1930
Ordinary practise in morning, with Mass afterwards. Practise 2—3, then College. V. nice lesson with Benjamin. Go to Shaftsbury Avenue to H. Reeves; get Tchaikovsky concerto (Bb) cheap ed. & Ravel. Bolero soiled (4/6) Go to B.B.C. Symphony concert with Mrs. Bridge in evening. The orchestra is most magnificent material; but I dislike Boult; he doesn't play a stringed instrument & you can tell it by listening to the strings. Beethoven 8th disappointing. Rubenstein played the Tch. [Tchaikovsky Bb] concerto magnificently, but rather as if he didn't like it.
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 29 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 55-56. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396006533713 accessed: 21 November, 2017
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:35:33 +0000