Igor Stravinksy in Venice - the 1960's

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 273-274:

True, I heard a Giovanni Gabrieli- Giovanni Croce concert there last year, but almost nothing of the sense of their music remained. The tempi were wrong, the ornamentation didn’t exist or was wrong when it did, the style and sentiment were ahead of the period by the three-and-a-half centuries, and the orchestra was ‘modern’. When will musicians learn that the performance point of Gabrieli’s music is rhythmic, not harmonic? When will they stop trying to make mass choral effects out of simple harmonic changes and …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 273-274. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450367874266 accessed: 2 February, 2023

location of experience: Venice


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

Listening to

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Giovanni Croce's music
written by Giovanni Croce
Giovanni Gabrieli's music
written by Giovanni Gabrieli

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:57:54 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:33:29 +0100