Igor Stravisnky in Germany - the 1900's

from Themes and Conclusions, page 226:

Furtwängler, when I played my Piano Concerto under his direction in Leipzig and in Berlin, was at the height of his reputation (as ‘the last of the great tradition’, though old-timers contended that he was the first of the small). He conducted it wretchedly, even worse than Kussevitsky at the première, which surprised me because other musicians of his and still older generations had guided the orchestra without difficulty.

cite as

Igor Stravisnky, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 226. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450195149654 accessed: 19 January, 2018

location of experience: Germany

Listeners

Igor Stravisnky
[…] Musician, Conducting, Composer, Pianist
1882-1971

Listening to

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Stravinsky's Piano Concerto
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by Igor Stravisnky, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:59:09 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:58:25 +0100