Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 28 December, 1934
In evening, Beth & Aunt Flo go to a film, but I stay and listen to a B.B.C. orch concert, conducted (atrociously) by R.V. Williams. Grace has 2 Psalms done - nor her best works but definitely musical, & far away the best of the programme which inc. dreadful concoctions by E. Maconchy, R.O. Morris, Robin Milford, & R.V.W. (5 dreadfully boring mystical (?) songs). It is concerts like this which make me absolutely despair of English Music and its critics.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 240. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438253320162 accessed: 4 October, 2023
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written by Grace Williams
|performed by Ralph Vaughan Williams|
|Date/Time||28 December, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|