Benjamin Britten in Holt - 29 January, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 29 1930, pages 30-31:

Watch a match in the afternoon, against the masters. The school wins after quite a good match, 4-1. Orchestra practise in evening, quite interesting but oh! the orchestra is bad. It consists of 6 first. vlns, 8 seconds 2. vlas., 6 Vlcs., 1 pft, 1 trombone, 2 flutes, 1 Clarinette, but there is about 1/2 a person in the orchestra who can play. Why a school of this musical reputation cant get up an orchestra of decent standard, I don't know; lack of energy?!!
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 29 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 30-31. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Holt


Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 January, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:18:20 +0000