Tumpty et al. in Wigmore Street - 17 March, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 17 1931, page 67:

Go to John Ireland’s via the college at 10.30. Have v. good lesson. I think he quite likes “Preparations”. Practise 12.15–12.45. & all aft. Lauricella doesn’t turn up as arranged – Go to recital with Tumpty by Sheridan Russel (Vcl), assisted by var. others. All English programme – some old music, well played by Russell, & v. interesting suite of L. Berkeley for Vlc & Oboe (H. Gaskell). Rather dull Idyllic Fantasy of C. Scott for Voice (Dorothy Moulton), vlc & ob. New Sonatina (pleasant & competant) for Vlc & Pft of Ben Burrows; nothing striking or original at all.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 17 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 67. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401894869933 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Wigmore Street


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Harold Craxton’s editions of early English music
written by Harold Craxton
performed by Sheridan Russel
Idyllic Fantasy (1921)
written by Cyril Scott
performed by Dorothy Moulton, Sheridan Russel
Petite Suite (1927)
written by Lennox Berkeley
performed by Sheridan Russel
Sonatina (1930)
written by Benjamin Burrows
performed by Sheridan Russel

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 March, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The recital took place at the Grotrian Hall, Wigmore Street, London W1

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:14:30 +0100