28 December 2009

Lenny, Rehearsing Igor Fyodorovich


Cato said...

I recall an anecdote about Bernstein and Jascha Heifetz rehearsing something.

Bernstein said: "Hey Jasch! What tempo do we want for the beginning?"

Heifetz visibly bristled and said: "MISTER Bernstein, YOU will follow ME!"

Brett T Stewart said...

Wonderful! As you know, I am making my way through the Walsh biography, and I am listening to the pieces as he mentions them. This is illuminating about Sacre, because I did not sense that connection to Scriabin. I'll have to check out the Fifth Sonata now!