Benjamin Britten in Queen's Hall - 6 May, 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 >>
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: 21 September, 2023
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:09:27 +0100