Benjamin Britten in London - 31 March, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 31 1931, pages 68-69:

Practise & write as usual. Play with Lauricella in afternoon. Go to lunch with Laulie in morning at Mackies62 – she is staying up here for a day or two. Go to Waterloo Studio (B.B.C). to hear Contemporary concert, with Bridges. He conducts B.B.C. orch “Enter Spring” & “Willow aslant a Brook” (Bridge) rather badly played, but magnificent, inspired works. Brosa St. Quart. plays with orch concerto by Conrad Beck. Interesting, but that’s all, incredibly played. And to end up with an absurd Concerto Grosso by Igor Markievitch. Intoleraby difficult, & consequently only mod. played by the…   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 31 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 68-69. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401960907848 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Symphony No. 4: Concerto for Orchestra (1929)
written by Conrad Beck
performed by Brosa Quartet
Enter Spring, Rhapsody for orchestra
written by Frank Bridge
performed by BBC Symphony Orcehstra, Frank Bridge
Willow aslant a Brook
written by Frank Bridge
performed by BBC Symphony Orcehstra, Frank Bridge
Concerto Grosso (1930)
written by Igor Markevitch

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 March, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Notes

Waterloo Studio


Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:35:08 +0100