Igor Stravinksy in Paris - 1928

from Themes and Conclusions, page 227:

The performance of my Piano Concerto with Bruno Walter, in Paris in 1928, was a pleasure, the more so for being unanticipated. I had not expected this ‘Romantiker’ from another era to be able to count my scrambled meters, or, knowing his habit of slowing down for the second subject of a symphony, expected him to keep my metronomic tempi. Yet he followed me as nimbly as anyone with whom I ever played the piece.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 227. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450195936723 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

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Stravinsky's Piano Concerto
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Bruno Walter

Experience Information

Date/Time 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:12:16 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:01:32 +0100