in Los Angeles - October, 1944
from Arnold Schoenberg Letters, page 221:
You are perfectly right in your criticism about Kussevitski’s performance of my Variations, op. 43B. Some of the shortcomings of this performance derive directly from his disregard of my metronomical indications. Why he did this is unimaginable to me. At least so far he need not have failed. (…)/Yesterday I received a record of it and today I got the Boston reviews. The record is bad enough. One hears almost no strings, but an astonishing amount of brass and tuba.
Arnold Schoenberg, and Erwin Stein (ed.), Arnold Schoenberg Letters (1964), p. 221. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448987601450 accessed: 28 March, 2023
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Variations op. 43B
written by Arnold Schoenberg
|performed by Kussevitski|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|
Letter from Arnold Schoenberg to Fritz Reiner, Los Angeles, 29 October 1944. Variations op. 43 B is a Schoenberg's version of Variations for Wind Band, op. 43, for symphony orchestra.