Benjamin Britten - 22 March, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 22 1931, page 68:

Get up early & go to St. Matthews with Mummy at 8.0. Spend all morning (11.0–1.0) & afternoon (2.30–4.45) with lunch back here – at Bach Choir, St. Matthew Passion, cond. A. Boult, with D. Silk, M. Balfour, S. Wilson, H. Eisdle, K. Falkner & A Cranmer. A very good performance on the whole, & very moving. Keith Falkner & St. Wilson were great & Dorothy Silk also. Choir quite good – oh, it’s a great work! Tea with Barbara; back here for supper. Write to Pop afterwards. Early bed, by 10.0
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 22 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 68. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401959292069 accessed: 22 September, 2017

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

hide composers
Saint Matthew Passion
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Adrian Boult, H. Eisdle, Dorothy Silk, S. Wilson, M. Balfour, Keith Falkner

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 March, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:08:12 +0100