Benjamin Britten in London - 6 March, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 6 1931b, pages 65-66:

Go with Bridges to B.B.C. Studio no. 10 (Waterloo) for Contemporary concert at 9.0. Van Dieran quartet no 5. - rather puerile, I thought for him - not too well played by international Quart. Peter Warlock's Curlew - rather fine, but overdrawn. & Hindemith's v. fine Concert music for Pft (Emma Lübbecke-Job), Brass & Harps. Magnificently played under Frank Bridge. I really thought, that although there was a certain feeling of experiment running through it, it contained some fine stuff!
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 6 1931b. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 65-66. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Peter Warlock
Konzertmusik for piano, brass and two harps, Op. 49, (1930)
written by Paul Hindemith
performed by Emma Lübbecke-Job, Frank Bridge
Quartet No.5
written by Van Dieran

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 March, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:18:44 +0100