Igor Stravinksy in St. Petersburg - in the beginning of the 1890's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 9-10:

In so far as school like permitted, I used to go to symphony concerts and to recitals by famous Russian or foreign pianists, and in this way I heard Josef Hofmann, whose serious, precise, and finished playing filled me with such enthusiasm that I redoubled my zeal in studying the piano. Among other celebrities who appeared in St. Petersburg at the time, I remember Sophie Menter, Eugen d’Albert, Reisenauer, and such of our own famous virtuosi as the pianist Annette Essipova, the wife of Leschetitzky, and the violinist, Leopold Auer.
cite as

Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 9-10. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434534791314 accessed: 28 January, 2022

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:53:11 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:42:46 +0000