Benjamin Britten in London - 11 December, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 156:

Paul Wright comes to dinner, & go to Ballet Club with him by 8.30. 2nd of MacN. Lemare concerts - Choir (select(!!)), & quart. Do. Elizabeth Machonchy's Motets, & Syke's Motet. My 2 part songs (which I accompany) go quite well - esp. Lift Boy. But really there isn't a singer in the lot of them. Anne did her best with my 'Go Play, Boy, Play' - but again, I want 1st class instrumentalists besides enthusiasm. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437666976821 accessed: 29 November, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Motets
written by Elizabeth Machonchy, Syke

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 December, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:56:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:47:05 +0100