Benjamin Britten in Wigmore Hall - 24 February, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 24 1931, page 65:

Continue with my choral movement a good deal in morning, after lunch & tea. Practise with the Italian boy in afternoon - he's jolly good. Go to Wigmore Hall in evening with Barbara (see yesterday) to hear Pirani Trio. A very good concert. Beethoven Bb Trio - marvellous work, beautifully played. Casella - Siciliana & Burlesca - very beautiful & amusing. Tchaikovsky A minor Too long, & much too orchestral although beautiful in it's sentimental way. All v. excellently played.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 24 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 65. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396967774345 accessed: 20 November, 2017

location of experience: Wigmore Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
performed by The Pirani Trio
Casella Siciliana and Burlesca, Op. 23, for piano trio (1914-17)
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by The Pirani Trio
Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat, Op. 11
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by The Pirani Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 February, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:36:14 +0100