Igor Stravinksy in Milan - at the end of the 1920's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 129-131:

Toscanini received me in the most charming fashion. He called the choruses and asked me to accompany them on the piano in order to give them such instructions as I might think necessary. I was struck by the deep knowledge he had of the score in its smallest details, and by his meticulous study of every work which he undertook to conduct. This quality of his is universally recognized, but this was the first time that I had a chance of seeing it applied to one of my own compositions. / Everyone knows that Toscanini always conducts from memory. This is attributed to his shortsightedness. But in …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 129-131. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435672325262 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Milan


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

Listening to

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Le Chant du Rossignol
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Laura Pasini, Scala orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Scala orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:52:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:15:50 +0000