He could recall a day when his teachers in Frankfurt took time off to attend the funeral of Johannes Brahms and, near the end of his life, he watched the first moon landing on television
Dear colleague, next sunday I will conduct Beethoven’s 5th at the Vienna Musikverein. There you will hear the correct tempo.
“undoubtedly one of the finest accompanist of the day”
And when I had that one little whiff of success that I‘ve had in my life, with the viola Sonata, the rumour went around, I hear, that I hadn‘t written the stuff myself.
Since his childhood and throughout his life Thuille was a close friend of Richard Strauss‘, who found him to be his superior in counterpoint.
If there is one thing of which I am certain, it is that my music is worthless.
I make music like this because art has reached its limits…my art is a return to the primitive…no, not even a return, it is to begin again.
Very popular Swedish art song composer.
“The last great tonal composer.”
Critique MUST be subjective-MUST be personal!
Most famous for his comic operas, which until the first world war were very popular and among the most performed operas in the world.
Glamorous jetset composeress.