Benjamin Britten in London - 5 May, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 5 1931:

I finish my rewritten Variations in morning & after lunch. Practise 11.30–12.45, & 2.15–4.15 with Lauricella, with whom I play Greig G min. Sonata & Mov 1 of Dvorak’s Vln Concerto (A min) which he plays magnificently. Go to H Reeves after tea & get Saint Saen’s 4th Pft. Concerto, soiled soiled (where, I know not!) for 3/- instead of 4/-. Play cards (Rummy) with Mr Gates & Mr Summers 2 of the new people here. Barbara rings up.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 5 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009). accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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First Movement of Violin Concerto in A minor
written by Antonín Dvorák
performed by Benjamin Britten, Remo Lauricella
Piano Sonata in G minor
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 May, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:04:04 +0100