Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 138:

Play abit of Bridge after dinner & listen to Chamber Concert after that (Cobbett prize works). Plant. of Hurlstone capable but undistinguished, I felt.* Brosas played it well. Ireland's 1st Vln Sonata (himself & that superb Brosa). Fine material but over long. V. Williams 5tet has some good things in it, but technically inefficient & imitative, & didn't seem to hang together.** The playing didn't do much to redeem it either.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 138. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435522575823 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Phantasy Quintet for strings
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Brosa String Quartet
Phantasy String Quartet
written by William Yeates Hurlstone
performed by Brosa String Quartet
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor
written by John Ireland
performed by Brosa, John Ireland

Experience Information

Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*William Yeates Hurlstone was one of six composers awarded the inaugural Cobbett Prize for chamber music in 1905 for his Phantasy String Quartet (1905). **Ireland Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor (1909); Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet for strings (1912).


Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:16:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:26:11 +0100