Benjamin Britten in Lowestoft - 9 August, 1934
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.
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: 27 January, 2023
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written by Richard Wagner
|performed by Elmendorff, Leider, Max Lorenz|
|Date/Time||9 August, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|