Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 14 March, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 14 1930, page 36:

Have two of the most hectic days in my life. To hegin with, the Taxi ordered to take me and my heavy bag & music case to station doesn't turn up & I run 1/2 mile in 6 mins & leap into train, more dead than alive, without ticket or breath as it is moving. Meet Mummy at Kings X, & have meal, & go for talk with H.S. at 3.0, about my future. Have tea there & go immediately to Bridge at 5.45 & have 1 hrs lesson & leap back to Belvedere Hotel in time to have a short dinner with Barbara & Mummy, before going (incidently 5 min late) to topping concert at Queen's H. with Mummy. Backhaus was simply …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 14 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 36. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Symphony No. 3
written by Arnold Bax

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 March, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:25:28 +0000