Jerome Robbins in New York City - 21 January, 1946

from Letter from Jerome Robbins to Leonard Bernstein, 21 Jan 1946, page 194:

Len It really was a wonderful concert tonight. I’d never heard you really play anything but Fancy [Free] and [Wonderful] Town - & the Bach was quite an exciting experience. Then the Stravinsky was new to me - & God! What an experience. 3 Bravo’s (sic) for that alone. I rode along on the Don Juan nicely anticipating the Variations - & then I sat & chuckled & gurgled & beamed & nodded & emphasized & had a wonderful time. They sounded marvelously - & the only complaint was a little something on the encore of Harold’s dance, trying to picture him keeping up with it. But it sounded …   more >>
cite as

Jerome Robbins, Letter from Jerome Robbins to Leonard Bernstein, 21 Jan 1946. In Nigel Simeone (ed.), The Leonard Bernstein Letters (City of New Haven, 2013), p. 194. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1388520306101 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Jerome Robbins
choreographer

Listening to

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Brandenburg Concerto no 5
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by New York City Symphony Orchestra
Don Juan
written by Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss
performed by New York City Symphony Orchestra
Symphony of Psalms
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by New York City Symphony Orchestra
Fancy Free
written by Leonard Bernstein
performed by New York City Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 January, 1946
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Notes

On 21 January 1946, Bernstein conducted the New York City Symphony Orchestra in Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Strauss’s Don Juan, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, and Three Variations from Fancy Free.


Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:05:06 +0000