Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 3 January, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 3 1931, page 59:

Practise at 11.45 at the Colemans with Charles & Bazil. Musical Evening at 8.0. Chief Attraction - Mr Voke's singing. He sings esp. well, Boris' Monologue (twice). About 30 altogether came. We try my W.S. Blunt Song for Sops. & Altos - utter failure. People terrified by accidentals and manuscript (copied by Aunt Q [Queenie] - & self). Play Bach 2ble concerto. Mozart Sonata in D [BB notates sonata rhythm here] Merry Andrew, etc.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 3 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 59. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Lowestoft


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Act II of Boris Godunov
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Mr Voke
Double Concerto
written by Bach
performed by Benjamin Britten
Merry Andrew
written by John Ireland
performed by Benjamin Britten
O fly not, Pleasure
written by Benjamin Britten
Sonata in D K311
written by Mozart
performed by Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 January, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:08:00 +0100