Miss Alford et al. in Covent Garden - 14 July, 1931
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.
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: 8 December, 2023
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:29:38 +0100