Igor Stravinksy in USA - the 1960's

from Themes and Conclusions, page 223:

The tone and provocation of these remarks, in reply to a question about ‘eminent conductors I have known’, are to be traced to a recording of the Brahms First Symphony to which I had just been listening, but which I could not follow, the second beats in the 6/8 movement being so delayed that the time signature might have been 6 ½ /8. I imagined how the conductor would call the distortion emphasis, though it was only weakening exaggeration; and expressive freedom, though the natural rhythmic vitality was …   more >>

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Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 223. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450194011147 accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: USA


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist

Listening to

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Brahms' Symphony No. 1
written by Brahms

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Stravinsky decided to include a Chapter on in "Themes and Conclusions" titled "On Conductors and Conducting". This excerpt describes the reason why Stravinsky decided to write these remarks.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:40:36 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:55:52 +0100