Arnold Schoenberg - the 1900's

from Arnold Schoenberg Letters, page 281:

The first information would be that the Stokowsky records, which you perhaps know (made by RCA Victor) are in some respects very good, but in others a little poor. Stokowsky is generally a little too free with violent changes of tempi, and some of the tempi he takes do not agree with my music. The orchestra plays very fine, but almost all of the soloists are rather poor. / Let me fist speak about the two which are the worst: this is the singer of Klaus Narr, who does not sing but speaks, and if he sings, he …   more >>

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Arnold Schoenberg, and Erwin Stein (ed.), Arnold Schoenberg Letters (1964), p. 281. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448989421852 accessed: 29 July, 2021

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Arnold Schoenberg
Composer
1874-1951

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Gurrelieder
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Klaus Narr, Leopold Stokowski

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Date/Time the 1900's
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Notes

Letter from Arnold Schoenberg to Thor Johnson, Los Angeles, 24 July 1950


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:03:42 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:31:21 +0100