Benjamin Britten in Holt - 21 February, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 21 1930, page 33:

Spend to-day out of school again. My throat is better, but still rather painful. I write & write - it is glorious to get some time to think, & to put ones thoughts down! I finish my quartet piece; but I have everso much altering yet to do. I listen to the most frightful bit of music, about 4.45 to 5.15. A string ensemble with Pft (&harmonium?) (?). A violinist scrambles thro' 2 last movs. of Mendlesohn Concerto. Leaves the rest of the people behind, except poor pianist!!
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 21 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 33. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Holt


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Mendelssohn Concerto
written by Felix Mendelssohn

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Date/Time 21 February, 1930

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:02:28 +0000