Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 12 November, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Nov 12 1930, page 56:

I get up for Breakfast. Go to see Mrs. Bridge 9.30. Usual practices, & College in afternoon. Mr. Bridge takes me to B.BC. Queens Hall Concert. 6 Brand. Concertos & 2 Arias, Keith Falker. Soloists H. Samuel (marvellous), A. Catteral (v. good technique,), etc. (Brain, marvellous & L. Goossens). I am rather tired of sequences at the end, tho' it was v. enjoyable. Don't v. much like Wood's Bach. Disappointed with no. 2. 6 (with a mass of violas) very fine, & 5. 3 was thrilling.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Nov 12 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 56. accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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2 Arias
Brandenburg Concertos
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by A. Catteral, H. Samuel, Keith Falker, Brain, Leon Goossens

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:54:57 +0000