Igor Stravinksy in Saint Petersburg - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 57-58:

I remember seeing Mahler in St Petersburg, too. His concert there was a triumph. Rimsky was still alive, I believe, but he wouldn’t have attended because a work by Tchaikovsky was on the programme, Manfred, I think, the dullest piece possible. Mahler also played some Wagner fragments and, if I remember correctly, a symphony of his own. Mahler impressed me greatly, himself and his conducting. I attribute the latter to his training as a composer. The most interesting (though, of course, …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 57-58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450284217933 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


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

Listening to

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Fragments by Wagner
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Gustav Mahler
Symphony by Mahler
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Gustav Mahler
Manfred Symphony, Op.58
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Gustav Mahler

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:43:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:12:55 +0100