Benjamin Britten in London - 29 June, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, pages 215-216:

Show at 9.0 - Contemporary Concert. Van Dieran (v. long) - Lucas Partita (welcome after the V.D. but not much in itself, - tho' Sarabande is quite lovely.) & my Sinfonietta - which the orchestra plays quite well, considering all.* Quite well received. Personally I am bucked with it.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 215-216. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Leighton Lucas
performed by Clark
written by Van Dieren
performed by Clark
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Clark

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 June, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Van Dieren Diaphonia (1916), a sequence of unpublished settings for baritone and orchestra of three sonnets by Shakespeare; Leighton Lucas Partita (1934) for piano and chamber orchestra; Britten Sinfonietta, Op. 1.

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:51:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:16:32 +0100