Benjamin Britten in London - 18 October, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 118:

Go to dinner with Iris Lemare at 7.0. & afterwards to the first of the MagNaghten-Lemare concerts. R.O. Morris Canzon no. 6. (Dull & academical I thought). Dorothy Gow's Phant. some amusing music, but bad str. writing. Stuart Wilson sings 8 Oliver Gotch songs - works of a clever Amateur. Maconchy Vln Sonata (Helen Perkin & Anne MacN) interesting tho' lacking in individuality & Haydn's 1st quart. played v. roughly.*
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 118. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Canzon No. 6
written by R. O. Morris
written by Dorothy Gow
String Quartet No. 1 in B flat
written by Joseph Haydn
Violin Sonata
written by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
performed by Helen Perkin, Anne MacNaghten
unspecified songs
written by Charles Wood, Oliver Gotch
performed by Stuart Wilson

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 October, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Hadyn String Quartet in B flat (Hob.III:1).

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:59:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:33:52 +0100