Benjamin Britten in London - 20 May, 1931
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.
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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408108197909 accessed: 21 October, 2021
location of experience: London
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:09:58 +0100