Arthur Benjamin et al. in London - 7 October, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 7 1931, page 85:

Lesson with Benjamin 12.20. Start a new Psalm (150) before that. Practise N.S.M. 2.30–3.30, hair cut at Whiteleys. After dinner I go to Arthur Benjamin’s House in Carlton Hill. To hear William Primrose play his Vln Concerto (new) & Sonatina (Vln & Pft) – both v. fine works. The rest of the London St. Quart were[crossed out] are there (Primrose is the violist); & seem to be very nice. The 2nd Violin (John Petri?) brings me to Edgware Rd. underground in his car. Arrive home abt. 12.45 a.m.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 7 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 85. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by William Primrose
performed by William Primrose
Violin Concerto
written by Johannes Brahms, William Primrose, Beethoven
performed by William Primrose, John Petri, London String Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 October, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:35:24 +0000