Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 25 April, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, April 25 1931:

Very windy & rainy all day, so only go out after breakfast with Caesar, & after tea with Pop, Beth & Caesar up north end via Morlings to pay for “Hear my prayer”, which we have chosen after much discussion and now with many misgivings. 2 Astles, 2 Phillipps, Ethel Boyd, & Mrs. Owles come in to sing Beethoven rounds after supper. We have a very hilarious time, if we don’t give very perfect performances of these lovely little creations! I play 2 movs. of Beethoven op. 10 no 3. & a Prokoview prelude. Bobby & Marjorie go to a dance.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, April 25 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408013636193 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
written by Beethoven
performed by Benjamin Britten
The Prelude (No. 7) from Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 12
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Astles, Ethel Boyd, Mrs Owles, Phillipps, Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 April, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:53:56 +0100