Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 9 August, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 220:

Listen to a flabbergasting show of Act III of Götterdämmerung from Bayreuth. Leider & Max Lorenz (Siegfried) were worthy of the music, & Elmendorff rose to the occasion magnificently - I have never heard the Funeral March better played - the rhythm so strict & stern. Atmospherics were troublesome, but could not upset my enjoyment of the work. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438170992061 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: Lowestoft

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Götterdämmerung
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Elmendorff, Leider, Max Lorenz

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 August, 1934
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:56:32 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:12:54 +0100