Benjamin Britten - 5 June, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 5 1931, page 75:

Write a bit in morning, & then go to Patron’s Fund rehearsal in morning. Only new work is Howard Ferguson’s Short Symphony in D minor. V. fine work not too well played by N[ational]. Symph. Orch under Sargent. Schuman’s ineffective Vlc conc. (Audrey Piggott), Chausson’s Chanson Perpétuelle (well sung by Veronica Mansfield) & Strauss’s v. long & meandering Burlesque for Pft & orch. Practise in aft.
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 5 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408110335367 accessed: 17 October, 2021

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Burlesque
written by Richard Strauss
Cello Concerto
written by Robert Schuman
performed by Audrey Piggott
Chanson Perpétuelle
written by Ernest Chausson
performed by Veronica Mansfield
Short Symphony in D minor
written by Howard Ferguson (composer)
performed by Malcolm Sargent, National Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 June, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:45:35 +0100