Benjamin Britten in London - 28 January, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 28 1931, page 62:

I finish copy of To the Willow-tree, & write a short, unsatisfactory song "Autumn". This I copy out in spare moments, after lunch & tea. Go to College at 2.40 for Pft. lesson. Benjamin seems more pleased, although I play even more abominably than usual. Listen all the evening to St[r]avinsky concert. Remarkable, puzzling. I quite enjoyed the pft. concerto. Sacre, - bewildering & terrifying. I didn't really enjoy it, but I think it's incredibly marvellous & arresting.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 28 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 62. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396427611866 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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'Mavra'
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by Ernest Ansermet, BBC Symphony Orcehstra
Apollo
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by Ernest Ansermet, BBC Symphony Orcehstra
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1923-4)
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by Igor Stravisnky, BBC Symphony Orcehstra
Four Studies for orchestra (1928)
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by Ernest Ansermet, BBC Symphony Orcehstra
Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by Ernest Ansermet, BBC Symphony Orcehstra

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1931
Medium live, broadcast

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:33:32 +0100