Igor Stravinksy in Berlin - 1928

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 142-143:

The importance of these proportions [six group of instruments] for the clarity and plasticity of the musical line was very clearly shown at a rehearsal of 'Apollo' conducted by Klemperer in Berlin. From the very first pages I was struck by both the confusion of sound and the excessive resonance. Far from standing out in the ensemble, the various parts merged in it to such an extent that everything seemed drowned in an indistinct buzzing. And this happened notwithstanding the fact that the conductor knew the score perfectly, and scrupulously observed my movements and nuances. It was simply a …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 142-143. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435677769901 accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


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

Listening to

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Apollo Musagetes
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Otto Klemperer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:22:50 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:21:36 +0000