Benjamin Britten in Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate - 15 November, 1932

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 122:

After dinner I go to Lemare-MacN. concert no.2. at Ballet club. Desperately dull. Quartets by Locke, Gordon Jacob (not even competent, I feel) & Phant. of Helen Perkin (the best of the programme, in spots amusing but never really felt. Among these Muriel Herbert (acc. by Alannah Delias for whom I turn over) sings some of her impossible songs, & one each of Betty Lutyens & E. Maconchy.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434920977766 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Phantasy Quartet
written by Helen Perkin
Unspecified quartets
written by Locke, Gordon Jacob
Unspecified songs
written by E. Maconchy, Betty Lutyens, Muriel Herbert
performed by Alannah Delias, Muriel Herbert

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 November, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:09:38 +0100
Approved on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:31:09 +0100