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.

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Arnold Schoenberg, and Erwin Stein (ed.), Arnold Schoenberg Letters (1964), p. 211-212. accessed: 29 July, 2021


Arnold Schoenberg

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Arnold Schoenberg's Violin Concerto
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Louis Krasner

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Date/Time 1940
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Letter from Arnold Schöenberg to Louis Krasner, Los Angeles, 17 December, 1940.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:55:51 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:26:33 +0100