Benjamin Britten in Great Russell Street - 1 March, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 101:

I go to a concert at the Y.W.C.A. (Grt. Russell St.) with Mrs. Bridge (actually go with Mr. & Mrs. Brosa in taxi as well) Brosa Quartet - Haydn Emperor, Beethoven C# (Miracle) & Debussy G. min.* They played superbly (except for a slip on part of new 'cellist - Meurice - in Beethoven). Brosa is, of course superb. Go back to a Mrs Pember(?) in Sussex Gardens, after for supper. A whole crowd goes including Bridges (+ Mr) Brosas & a very nice Miss Bowes-Lyons. Back before 2.0.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 101. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434400708281 accessed: 28 October, 2021

location of experience: Great Russell Street

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
written by Beethoven
performed by Brosa Quartet
String Quartet in C, Op. 76 No. 3
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Brosa Quartet
String Quartet in G minor
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Brosa Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 March, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Haydn String Quartet in C, Op. 76 No. 3; Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131; Debussy String Quartet in G minor (1893).


Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:38:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:38 +0100