Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 27 March, 1931
I don’t go out in the morning, because of beastly weather cold & fog, & so I do my writing & practising in the drawing [room] (in spite of beastly pft). Go to Queen’s Hall to hear R.A.M. Students (under Henry Wood) do Franck’s Beatitudes, in afternoon at 2.30. Sit pt. time with May (Comp. student at R.C.M.) who gave me the ticket. It is a poor work in comp. with Symph. Var, Symphony & Les Djinns etc. partly because of the inane words. Competant performance. Work in evening. – Variations.
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 27 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401960239787 accessed: 27 January, 2023
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:23:59 +0100