Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles - June, 1951

from Arnold Schoenberg Letters, pages 288-289:

My illness hitherto prevented my hearing your records of my violin concerto, also the fact that I had no suitable record-player. I once played it through on my very inadequate machine and even then received an amazing impression of your overpowering presentation of my music. But it is only now that I have heard it decently that I can fully and completely understand why everyone talks of you and your playing with such enthusiasm. It really sounds as if you had known the piece for 25 years, your rendering is so…   more >>

cite as

Arnold Schoenberg, and Erwin Stein (ed.), Arnold Schoenberg Letters (1964), p. 288. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Arnold Schoenberg

Listening to

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Schoenberg's Violin Concerto
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Tibor Varga

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1951
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Letter from Arnold Schoenberg to Tibor Varga, Los Angeles, 27 June 1951.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:15:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:32:02 +0100