Benjamin Britten in London - 12 February, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 12 1931, page 64:

Go to John Ireland's Studio at 10.0. He is quite pleased with my work (more or less i.e.) except for numerous consecutive firths. Walk back. Practise in afternoon, & then meet Barbara at Selfridges & have something in the Soda Fountain business with her & Miss Gibson. Go to Madrigals afterwards. Listen to a bit of Appalachia after dinner. Luxurious monotony; rather disconnected, I thought. hallé chorus & orchestra.
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Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 12 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 64. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Appalachia: Variations on an Old Slave Song with Final Chorus
written by Jean Delius
performed by Hallé Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 February, 1931

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:20:40 +0100