Beth Britten et al. in London - 4 December, 1934
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.
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: 4 October, 2023
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String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
written by Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Griller Quartet|
written by Benjamin Britten
|performed by Griller Quartet, Silvia Spencer|
|Date/Time||4 December, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
*Prokofiev String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 (1930-1).