Benjamin Britten in London - 7 May, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 7 1931b:

Back to dinner at the flat with Barbara. Have wireless; Harold Williams (?) singing Somerville’s ‘pleasant’ Maud suite. And a few Chopin preludes, exquisitely played by Cortot.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 7 1931b. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009). accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Chopin Preludes
written by Chopin
performed by Alfred Cortot
Song Cycle
written by Sir Arthur Somerville
performed by Harold Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 May, 1931
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:44:48 +0100