Benjamin Britten in Royal College of Music - 26 February, 1931

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 26 1931, page 65:

Composition lesson at 10.0. Ireland is quite pleased with my latest carol. Go to Augeners & Chesters for Brahms op 21. variations & Prokofiev op. 12 prelude for pft. study. Practice in afternoon. No madrigals. Walk with Hendersons after tea. Go to Chamber Concert at R.C.M. 8.15. In a long programme Helen Perkin (Ireland's star & best comp. pupil) plays her own Ballade for pft. V. competant with only about 1 bit of original work. Too long, I thought, for material. Beethoven A min (op 132) quartet, tolerably played. Divine Work! as also is Brahms G maj vln sonata.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 26 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 65. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal College of Music


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Ballade for Pianoforte
written by Helen Perkin
performed by Helen Perkin
String Quartet No.15, Op.132
written by Beethoven
Violin Sonata in G major
written by Brahms

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 February, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:47:37 +0100