Arnold Schoenberg - the 1900's

from Arnold Schoenberg Letters, page 46:

In fact, Zemlinsky is certainly the best conductor alive. I once heard a wonderful ‘Parsifal’ from his baton and watched him rehearsing Tchaikovsky and ‘Tod und Verklärung’. It’s incredible what he can wring out of such by no means first-class stuff. It’s very sad that one can’t hear that sort of thing in the artistic capital!

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Arnold Schoenberg, and Erwin Stein (ed.), Arnold Schoenberg Letters (1964), p. 46. accessed: 26 September, 2022


Arnold Schoenberg

Listening to

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Work by Tchaikovsky
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Alexander von Zemlinsky
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Alexander von Zemlinsky

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live


Letter from Arnold Schoenberg to Emil Hertzka, Berlin, 31 January, 1914.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:01:49 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:34:20 +0100