Mrs. Britten et al. - 9 November, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 232:

We go to Opera at 7.30 - R. Strauss - Arabella - a sad work for him. Beginning was terribly slow & meandering, & he simply couldn't clinche matters at all - of course it was well done & scored in his own way - but there was little music in even the best bits - the animated 2nd act, with its warm & luscious love music. Orch. good under Krauss, & singers quite good Arabella (Fr. Ursuleac), being fine. 

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John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 232. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438197212985 accessed: 17 October, 2021

Listeners

Benjamin Britten
Composer
1913-1976

Listening to

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Arabella
written by Richard Struass
performed by Clemens Krauss, Fr. Ursuleac

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 November, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:13:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:54:48 +0100