Benjamin Britten in London - 26 January, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 97:

Go straight to Hampstead to dinner with Howard Ferguson at 6.30. Go to concert with Him & Gerald Finzi at Conway Hall The Erhart Chamber orchestra. Rather a bad show - orch. not very good R.V. Williams Charterhouse Suite. 3 Canzone Ricercate (R.O. Morris, which we went to here). V. contrapuntal & academic. A terribly long & meandering "Ode to Nightingale" for Strings, Pft & Tenor by Dorothy Erhart. & 2 Grainger pieces. Back by 10.45.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 97. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434292670462 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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3 Canzone Ricercat
written by R. O. Morris
Charterhouse Suite
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Erhart Chamber Orchestra
Ode to Nightingale
written by Dorothy Erhart
performed by Erhart Chamber Orchestra
unspecified Grainger
written by Percy Grainger
performed by Erhart Chamber Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 January, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:37:51 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:16:26 +0100