Benjamin Britten in London - 9 January, 1932, 08:00 AM

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 95:

Musical Evening. at 8.0. Besides ourselves 3 Colemans, Mrs. & John Nicholson Mr & Mrs Back (who both sing) Mr & Mrs. Owles. Mrs & Miss Phillips. 2 Miss Boyds. 2 Miss Astles (Miss Ethel plays). Miss Banks. Miss Goldsmith. Sing a lot of Part Songs including my variations* - quite good! I play Ravel "Jeux d'eau" & Debussy "Reflets" & Franck Symp. Variations. Mum sings Ireland "12 Oxen" & Armstrong Gibbs "to one who passed Whistling". Quite a success. They go about 11.45.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 95. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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12 Oxen
written by John Ireland
Variations on a French Carol
written by Benjamin Britten
written by Ernő Dohnányi

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 January, 1932, 08:00 AM
Duration 3 hours 45 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


*The premiere of Britten's Variations on a French Carol.

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:46:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:17:55 +0100