Mrs. Britten et al. in Vienna - 19 November, 1934
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.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 234. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438247918133 accessed: 2 October, 2023
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written by Richard Wagner
|performed by Clemens Krauss, Kalundberg, Konetzi, Wiener Philharmonische|
|Date/Time||19 November, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|