Igor Stravinksy - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 173:

Knowing next to nothing of Hindemith’s music, I am hardly entitled to an opinion of it. I have seen none of his operas and heard only a few pieces of his concert music. I did not like Das Mareinleben, but enjoyed The Four Temperaments in Balanchine’s choreography, also his other ballet, Hérodiade. The Schwanendreher seemed pleasant when I heard him play it in 1935 or 1936. As for Ludus Tonalis, which he sent to me, I found it interesting to look at but arid and indigestible as cardboard and as little nourishing.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 173. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450354671929 accessed: 24 October, 2021


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

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Das Mareinleben
written by Paul Hindemith
The Four Temperaments
written by Paul Hindemith
written by Paul Hindemith
performed by Paul Hindemith
written by Paul Hindemith

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Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:17:52 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:24:43 +0100