Benjamin Britten in London - 9 July, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, July 9 1931, page 78:

I write a good deal more Psalm in morning. Go to Patron’s Fund rehearsal at 11.40. Hear a long meandering Petrouchka-like Ballet of Betty Luytens [Lutyens] (Infanta’s Birthday) which suffered being away from Stage, & “Riding together”, M. Blower. mod. good. Irene Morden sings, “Thou Monstrous Fiend” [from Fidelio], tolerably, orch. v. bad. Practise as usual. Walk with Tumpty after tea. Write letters after Supper.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, July 9 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 78. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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The Birthday of the Infanta (1932)
written by Betty Lutyens
performed by Patron's Fund

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 July, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:20:40 +0100