Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 6 May, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 6 1931:

Have my hair cut before 9.30 at Whiteleys. Revise my Variations until 11.0. Practise 11.0–12.0 Go to College to do make various business arrangements, & have lesson with Benjamin 12.40–1.0. Practise all aft. 2.15–4.15. Practise Viola after tea. V. hot day, for this time of year. Dinner early at 6.45. & go to Queen’s Hall to B.B.C. Concert. B.B.C. Orch. conducted by Adrian Boult. Euryanthe ov. (Weber), beastly bit of music, mauled about by Boult (2nd Subject more than 2ce as slow as 1st sub.). Bad slips on part of orch. V. Williams Tallis Fantasia. V. beautiful (wonderfully scored), …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 6 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/1408014566895 accessed: 9 May, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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4th Concerto
written by Saint-Saens
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Euryanthe Overture
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Concert Orchestra
Enigma Variations
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Maria Olczewska, Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Tallis Fantasia
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra
Walse in C-sharp minor
written by Chopin
performed by Adrian Boult, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 May, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:09:27 +0100