Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 25 September, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 25 1930, page 54:

Am at College from 10-1. Waiting for J. Ireland for 1 1/2 (10-11.30), & he eventually doesn't turn up. Very difficult aural training with Mr. Allchin, 12-1. Practise Pft 2-4. Tea at 51, & then go by bus to meet Floud near Queen's Hall (at a Lyons) at 7.0. Have a small meal at an A.B.C. & then go to very good Prom. "Enter Spring" (Bridge) marvellous - that man's a genius. "Sinf. Concert." W. Walton - quite good, but immature. Bax, Symph. 3. Lovely in pts; Very good. English Singers, excellent. Speak to Mrs. Alston afterwards
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 25 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 54. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Enter Spring, Rhapsody for orchestra
written by Frank Bridge
Sinfonia Concertante for piano and orchestra
written by William Walton
Symphony No. 3
written by Arnold Bax

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 September, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:36:33 +0000