Beth Britten et al. in London - 4 December, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 237:

Hear a bit of that, & then go to concert of Contemporary music society. Sylvia Spencer & the Grillers play my oboe quartet very beautifully; not perfectly, but with imagination, and spirit. It goes down well, after that they play the Prokofiev Quartet brilliantly - it is a wonderful piece of writing, but not a very satisfactory shape.* Mum, Beth, & Kit Welford, & Mrs Bridge are there among others.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 237. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438249606970 accessed: 28 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Listening to

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String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Griller Quartet
Oboe Quartet
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Griller Quartet, Silvia Spencer

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 December, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Prokofiev String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 (1930-1).


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:46:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:48:29 +0100