Benjamin Britten in London - 28 May, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 28 1931, page 75:

At 10.30 have nearly 2 hrs of most damning (tho’ v. good) critisism from Ireland at Chelsea. Practise in afternoon. Meet Barbara at Selfridges at 5.0 4.50, & then Madrigal very hard together. Go back to her flat for dinner (Miss Hurst’s out). Hear Brahm’s Horn trio on wireless from Paris. I am afraid that I prefer our Philistine viola version, to this overswamped by horn business. Horn – Horn – nothing else. Back by ¼ to 10.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, May 28 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 75. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40
written by Brahms

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 May, 1931
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Evans' notes: Brahms Trio in E flat, Op. 40 for horn, violin and piano; Britten had made his own arrangement of this trio, for viola, violin and piano, for a school concert with two of his tutors while at Gresham’s

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:23:37 +0100