Igor Stravinksy in Prague - the 1920's
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.
Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 275. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450368218902 accessed: 25 October, 2021
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written by Carl Maria von Weber
|performed by Alexander von Zemlinsky|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|