Benjamin Britten in Holt - 26 January, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 26 1930, page 30:

Chapel at 8.15,10.30 & 6.30. Quite nice services, with a typ. J.R.E sermon at 6.30. Quite harmless but striking out no new path & lacking any orig. or helpful thought. Write letters in morning, & then listen to grm. in aft. (pt. of time Brahms D'bl concerto on new grm.) It is a marvellous thing, I adore the first mov. & 2nd also but not so much the 3rd as yet. Try over with Greatorex & Miss Chapman my Bagatelle & scrap of Mendlesohn D min. It goes quite well, better than I expected.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 26 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 30. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Holt


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Concerto in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra, Op. 102
written by Brahms

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 January, 1930
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:12:39 +0000