Igor Stravinksy in Saint Petersburg - 1893

from Memories and Commentaries, page 27:

The first concert of which I have any recollection was the occasion of the première of a symphony by Glazunov. I was eleven at the time, and Glazunov was the heralded new composer. He had extraordinary powers of ear and memory, but it was going too far to assume from this that he must be a new Mozart: the sixteen-year-old prodigy was already a cut-and-dried academician. I was not inspired by the concert.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450214300704 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


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

Listening to

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Symphony by Glazunov
written by Aleksandr Glazunov

Experience Information

Date/Time 1893
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:18:21 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:05:07 +0100