Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 12 October, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 12 1931, pages 85-86:

Walks with M in morning with Caesar, & with Mummy. In Interval continue Psalm 150. Play tennis in aft. 3.0–4.30, with Beth, Mrs. Hodges & Dr More (?) from St. Luke’s. Quite good tennis, & great fun. In evening, in auspices of Lowestoft Mus. Soc, Fred. Woodhouse, with Mable Ritchie (staying here for night) & Geoffrey Dunn give an evening of “Intimate opera,” in St. Margaret’s Institute, at 8.15. Programme, – Coffee Cantata (Bach), [BB leaves gap here] (Arne), & Bastien & Bastienne, (Mozart). All very delightful & amusing The three come back to supper afterwards. Mum. Beth & I go, …   more >>
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Oct 12 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 85-86. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423680540395 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Bach Cantata Schweight stille, plaudert nicht (BWV211)
written by Bach
performed by Fred Woodhouse, Geoffrey Dunn, Lowestoft Music Society, Mabel Ritchie
Mozart Bastien und Bastienne, K50, one-act Singspiel to a libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Weiskern
written by Mozart
performed by Fred Woodhouse, Geoffrey Dunn, Lowestoft Music Society, Mabel Ritchie

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 October, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:49:00 +0000