Benjamin Britten in Holt - 22 January, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 22 1930, page 29:

Balls has brought back some good records with him, and they are the only source of my joy. (Schuberts unf. Symp (very cut), Casse Noisette, & both Peer Gynt Suites). No letter from Mummy. She hasn't written since Friday, & then only a note. I play Hockey for first time, & consequently I'm very tired now (in evening). Orchestra practise 5.45. (Beethoven ov. Prom.) (Bach Peasant Cant.) Oh! The music's lovely, but Oh! The playing!!
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 22 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 29. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Holt


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Ballet Suite, The Nutcracker, Op. 71a
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Cantata Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV212
written by Bach
Peer Gynt, Two Concert Suites, Opp. 46 and 55
written by Edvard Grieg
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished', D759
written by Franz Schubert

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 January, 1930
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:33:51 +0000