Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 10 September, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 10 1931, page 83:

Go in car up town in morning with Mum. & Beth, & walk back with Caesar. Play tennis, 3.30–4.30, 5.30–7.30 on cort opp. with Beth, K. Mead, Mr. Amery, Mrs Sewell, Teddy Rogers & after tea Mr. Sewell. Listen to Prom. after dinner; British Composers’ night. Walton’s wonderful Vla Concerto (beautifully played by Tertis) stood out as a work of genius. Lamberts’ Rio Grande very interesting & beautiful, as was Holst’s Ballet from Perfect Fool, & Warlock’s Capriol Suite. Boughton’s 2 songs (beautifully sung by Trefor Jones) amusing, quite delightful. Smyth’s songs Chrysella, & the …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 10 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 83. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Lowestoft


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Smyth
The Dance
written by Smyth
2 Songs
written by Boughton
performed by Trefor Jones
Capriol Suite
written by Peter Warlock
The Ballet from 'The Perfect Fool'
written by Gustav Holst
The Rio Grande
written by Constant Lambert
Viola Concerto
written by William Walton, Sir William Walton
performed by Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 September, 1931
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:36:36 +0000