Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 28 December, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 240:

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.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 240. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Lowestoft


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Two Psalms
written by Grace Williams
performed by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 December, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:48:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:12:00 +0100