Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 31 July, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 218:

After dinner listen to Vaughan Williams' Benedicete* - music which repulses me, as does most of Brahms. (solid, dull).

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 218. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438165161186 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Benedicite
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 July, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

*Vaughan Williams Benedicite (1929), a setting for soprano, chorus and orchestra of the well-known canticle from the Apocryphal 'Song of the Three Holy Children' and the poem 'Hark, my soul, how everything' by John Austin (1613-69).


Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:19:21 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:13:53 +0100