Benjamin Britten in London - 14 January, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 14 1931, page 60:

Usual practise until & writing (9.15-11.0) in morning. Go to College in afternoon, & have 20 mins. pft. lesson (not 40. mins in spite of Mum's plea with the Director). I also get leave to drop Music classes, (Dr. Buck) as they're so easy. Go to H. Reeves after lesson, & get some music 2nd hand. Listen to BBC concert on Miss Prior's (quite good) wireless in evening. [Handel] E min Concerto Grosso, Concerto l (Liszt - Solomon) Iberia (Debussy) - the tragedy was, that in the middle of the Schubert C maj (End of Slow mov.) The only performance I've ever really enjoyed, the battery ran out. Still, …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 14 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 60. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Concerto l
written by Franz Liszt
written by Claude Debussy
Concerto Grosso
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra
C major symphony
written by Franz Schubert

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 January, 1931
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:27:44 +0100