Mrs. Britten et al. - 9 November, 1934
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.
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: 4 October, 2023
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written by Richard Struass
|performed by Clemens Krauss, Fr. Ursuleac|
|Date/Time||9 November, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|