Benjamin Britten in London - 28 January, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 28 1931, page 62:

I finish copy of To the Willow-tree, & write a short, unsatisfactory song "Autumn". This I copy out in spare moments, after lunch & tea. Go to College at 2.40 for Pft. lesson. Benjamin seems more pleased, although I play even more abominably than usual. Listen all the evening to St[r]avinsky concert. Remarkable, puzzling. I quite enjoyed the pft. concerto. Sacre, - bewildering & terrifying. I didn't really enjoy it, but I think it's incredibly marvellous & arresting.
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Jan 28 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 62. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396427611866 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Apollo Musagetes
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1923-4)
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Igor Stravinksy
Four Studies for orchestra (1928)
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet
Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet
'Mavra'
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1931
Medium broadcast, live

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:33:32 +0100