Benjamin Britten in Holt - 6 November, 1929

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Nov 6 1929, page 26:

I begin a perfectly awful day, with Gog telling me that my piano style (incidentally learned from Miss Astle & approved of by H. Samuel) was no good, & thereupon showing me the [underscored] (his!!) [underscored] style. After a pouring morning, & a meagre lunch, we watch a match v. Old [strikethrough] Cambridge O.G's, & have a near scrape from J.R.E. (he ticks the 2 boys with whom I was watching off for not watching etc.); return to Music rooms, & have a play & gramophone with Floud & thereupon Gog finds us together & is livid. Horrible orch. practise. Get into row with Docker for not staring …   more >>
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Nov 6 1929. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 26. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Holt


Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 November, 1929
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:47:19 +0000