Benjamin Britten et al. in Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate - 4 February, 1935

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 247:

Grace Williams come to dinner at Burleigh House where I am staying, & after we both go to the Mercury Theatre to the Iris Lemare concert. Orch. Nothing of much interest, except a Suite of Grace, which has some good things in - esp. 1st & 2nd mov, & a ballet on an amusing subject - Great Agrippa by Elizabeth Maconchy - some doleful arrangements of forgotten dirges, & a long clumsy immature, work of Elizabeth Lutyens finishes the programme.*

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 247. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438270424570 accessed: 28 October, 2021

location of experience: Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976
Grace Williams
Schoolmistress, Composer
1906-1977

Listening to

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unspecified
written by Betty Lutyens
Suite for chamber orchestra
written by Grace Williams
performed by Iris Lemare
Great Agrippa, ballet for fourteen instruments and percussion
written by Betty Lutyens
performed by Iris Lemare

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 February, 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

*Williams Suite for chamber orchestra; Maconchy Great Agrippa, ballet for fourteen instruments and percussion (1933).


Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:33:44 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:07 +0100