Igor Stravinksy in Prague

from Memories and Commentaries, page 275:

Mendelssohn’s elegance attracted me early in my career, as my Scherzo fantastique indicates, but my appreciation of Weber started in the 1920s, with a performance of Der Freischütz in Prague conducted by Alexander von Zemlinsky. After that, I acquainted myself with all of Webern’s music, with the result that his sonatas may have exercised a spell over me at the time I composed my Capriccio.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 275. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450368218902 accessed: 28 January, 2023

location of experience: Prague

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Der Freisch├╝tz
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Alexander von Zemlinsky

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:03:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:33:46 +0100