Miss Alford et al. in Covent Garden - 14 July, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, July 14 1931, page 78:

I copy out my 3 fugues in morning, & pratice. Practice with Lauricella in aft. Go to Covent Garden with Miss Alford to see Ida Rubenstein’s ballet. Psyche & Cupid – (Bach-Honegger) David (Sauguet) – Ravel’s Mère L’oye (orch. only – v. bad) & Bolero. Don’t think much of Rub. but scenery & corps de ballet – Wonderful. Bach v. beautiful (quite brilliantly arranged by Honegger) tho’ long. David, dramaticque but music poor. Bolero taken very slowly; interesting but not exhilerating.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, July 14 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, volume 72 (:London, 2009), p. 78. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1413718178493 accessed: 25 June, 2022

location of experience: Covent Garden


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Maurice Ravel
David (1930)
written by Henri Sauguet
Les noces d'Amour et de Psyche (1928)
written by Arthur Honegger
Ma Mere l'oi
written by Maurice Ravel

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 July, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:29:38 +0100