Mrs. Britten et al. in Vienna - 19 November, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 234:

After that Mum & I go to Götterdämmerung at the Opera. The orchestra wasn't at its best; the horns not being at all Wiener Philharmonische standard. Brùnhilde (Konetzi) was very fine indeed - Kalundberg as Siegfried not coming up to her at all. The scenery was fine, tho' the end was distinctly lame for the music, but then what wouldn't be? Krauss was fine, but somehow alot of the Act III was disappointing; notably the funeral march. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 234. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by Clemens Krauss, Kalundberg, Konetzi, Wiener Philharmonische

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 November, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:18:38 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:51:58 +0100