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.

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: 25 October, 2021

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

Date/Time the 1920's
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