Benjamin Britten in London - 21 January, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 21 1931, page 61:

I have an appointment with the Director at College at 11.0. I go there & find he's out. Before that, I copy out "Sport". Return and have an hour's practice. Lesson with Benjamin at 2.40 I go through 2nd & 3rd movs. of his new Vln. Concerto, which I like very much. It is ext. fine & original. I have an appointment (made this morning) with the Director at 3.30. Wait from 3.0-3.40 unsuccessfully, & return to "52".*
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 21 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 61. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Violin Concerto (1932)
written by Arthur Benjamin

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 January, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


*His lodgings in Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2.

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:06:57 +0100