Benjamin Britten in London - 20 May, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 20 1931, page 75:

Write until 11.0, practise till 12. & then go to College to find that Benjamin will teach me tomorrow instead. Practise in afternoon. Go to Augener’s for M.S. paper, & to Hills for gut for my broken viola, after tea. Go to a recital of D.F. Tovey & Adila Fachiri (tickets from Hills via Miss Atkinson). Beethoven Kreutzer & op 96, & Brahms D min Sonatas. No. 1 played with fire, & spirit, but rather inaccurate. No 2. with right lucid touch, for this delicious idyll. Players well matched in last; fine interpretation, if rather rough. Mr. Summers goes with me.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 20 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 75. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Brahms D minor Sonatas
written by Brahms
performed by Adila Fachiri, D.F. Tovey
Violin Sonata No. 9
written by Beethoven
performed by Adila Fachiri, D.F. Tovey

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 May, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:09:58 +0100