Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 27 March, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, March 27 1931, page 68:

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.
cite as

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. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Les Béatitudes
written by César Franck
performed by R.A.M. Students, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 March, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:23:59 +0100