Arnold Schoenberg - 1940
from Arnold Schoenberg Letters, pages 211-212:
It is a great pleasure to me to thank you for your great achievement: to play my Violin Concerto in such a perfect and convincing manner so shortly after it has been written and so shortly after it has been called unplayable. You must know yourself that you have achieved something which must be called ‘a historical fact’, whether my music will survive or not. Because these difficulties will survive in any case and you will be called their first conqueror.
Arnold Schoenberg, and Erwin Stein (ed.), Arnold Schoenberg Letters (1964), p. 211-212. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448985351663 accessed: 29 July, 2021
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Arnold Schoenberg's Violin Concerto
written by Arnold Schoenberg
|performed by Louis Krasner|
Letter from Arnold Schöenberg to Louis Krasner, Los Angeles, 17 December, 1940.