Igor Stravinksy in Zúrich - October, 1961

from Themes and Conclusions, page 227:

Klemperer’s tempi were sometimes erratic; in the twenties they raced, as now they are inclined to mope – in fact the main tension of the Fidelio I heard him do in Zürich in October 1961 was in seeing how slow it is possible to conduct without actually stopping. His musical impulses, at the same time, were often amazingly right. He was the only conductor who knew how to build the measure-and-a-note upbeat in the …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 227. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450195775948 accessed: 24 November, 2020

location of experience: Zúrich

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Symphony No. 101
written by Haydn
performed by Otto Klemperer
Fidelio
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Otto Klemperer

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:09:36 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:01:08 +0100