Benjamin Britten in London - 29 September, 1931, 08:00 PM

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 29 1931, pages 84-85:

More scoring in morning & evening. Practise as usual only 2.30–4.0 with Lauricella in N.S.M. We do the Beethoven Vln concerto, which he plays really very well. Listen, in evening on a rather poor wireless, to Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, Even then it was magnificent, especially the exhilerating & gorgeous last movement. What a marvellous man Mozart is! (It was from the Prom.).   V. good lesson with Benjamin 12.20–1.0. Practise in afternoon at N.S. of M. & go afterwards to Augeners to get Music.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Sept 29 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 84-85. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Symphony No. 41 in C major 'Jupiter', K 551
written by Mozart
performed by BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 September, 1931, 08:00 PM
Medium broadcast, live
Listening Environment in private, indoors


John Evans notes: Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C, ‘Jupiter’, K551. Britten conducted an Aldeburgh Festival performance of this symphony, with the English Chamber Orchestra, at Blythburgh Church on 14 June 1966.

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:09:20 +0000