Benjamin Britten in Royal College of Music - 5 December, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Dec 5 1930, page 58:

I write until 10.45 & then go & practise till 12.45. I practise 2.30-4.30 in afternoon. Write a little after tea. I go after dinner to a concert at the R.C.M. (1st Orchestra). Cockaigne (Elgar) J. Ireland pft. concerto (which I like better each time - Helen Perkin played it beautifully) [Beethoven] 5th Symphony (ensemble bad) & suite - Boutique Fantastique (I cannot think why Vienna went mad over Rossini). Back at 10.15
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Dec 5 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 58. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396017122524 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Royal College of Music

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Symphony No. 5
written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonín Dvorák
performed by Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto
written by John Ireland
performed by Helen Perkin, Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Cockaigne Overture
written by Sir Edward Elgar
performed by Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:32:02 +0000