Benjamin Britten et al. in Royal College of Music - 1 December, 1931

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 90:

Go with Mr. & Mrs. Bridge to first performance of R.C.M. opera - Holst - Savitri* (rather dull, but beautiful in a way) & Benjamin's op. "Devil Take Her". Brilliantly done. Marvellous little work - every note comes off - charming & witty to a degree. The College students in it were not put in the shade by Trefor Jones (Poet) or Sarah Fischer (Wife) - excellent as they were - which is saying a lot. Enthusiastic reception.
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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 90. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal College of Music


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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Devil Take Her
written by Arthur Benjamin
performed by Sarah Fischer, Trefor Jones, Sir Thomas Beecham
Savitri, Op 25
written by Gustav Holst

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 December, 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Holst Savitri, Op. 25, one-act chamber opera (1908-9); a College production conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:42:58 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:21:54 +0100