Arrau-Karajan a dissociation??

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Arrau-Karajan a dissociation??

Pianist Claudio Arrau wasn't a flexible artist, for example I've heard that he had serious difficulties with conductor Rafael Kubelik when both recorded Brahms's 1rst piano concerto for ORFEO label in the sixties, but I don't know practically nothing about Arrau-Karajan relation, I've only could read that he worked together in Canterbury Music Festival  in 1954,  and at that time seems Arrau refuses to play with Karajan's accompaniment in Schumann's Op. 54 piano concerto, and did it finally only  to avoid prejudicing the event, but after that ocassion he refused to play with Karajan newly. Instead, I know that  he maintained a cordial relationship with Otto Klemperer, in my opinion also a complex and uncompromising personality.

Is that right o not?

Could someone give to us more information about the incident?

Excuse my english please. Best regards. 

Óscar Olavarria

 

Dis

Richard Osborne describes, in his Karajan biography, of the conductor and the pianist encountering backstage in the "dressing" room before the performance, and then a race to the end during the last movement.

Return of the Raconteur

tjh212 wrote:

Richard Osborne describes, in his Karajan biography, of the conductor and the pianist encountering backstage in the "dressing" room before the performance, and then a race to the end during the last movement.

And what happened at this "encounter"??????

Viewer Discretion

Probably saw something close to 0:45 - 1:03

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/yb9DkAf18Sw

"It's the (medals) awards season, anyway"

Here were go again......

tjh212 wrote:

Probably saw something close to 0:45 - 1:03 http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/yb9DkAf18Sw "It's the (medals) awards season, anyway"

In your own way, I suppose you think you have answered the question, but I haven't a clue what you are talking about. Nice work again, tjh. 

"Nothing you can't spell will ever work"...

I don't think Tjh claimed he has "answered the question". He just points at the potential answer ("viewer discretion"...), although he might have provided some more explicit "subtitltes".

Parla

Explicit?

I believe the narrator in the clip is saying that Karajan in private is the exact opposite of what he looks like in public attire.

Explicit but...

I believe the narrator is correct, although what might be valid for Karajan as for the "exact opposite" look can apply to quite a few other well-known public figures in any field.

Parla

Take that, Peter Ustinov!

tjh212 wrote:

I believe the narrator in the clip is saying that Karajan in private is the exact opposite of what he looks like in public attire.

Well, this is turning into a cracking anecdote. How much do you charge for after-dinner speeches, tjh?

Arrau and Karajan

Arrau and Karajan shared a dressing room. According to Richard Osborne, Karajan pranced around in the buff while Arrau pretended to be plunged in his score. When it came to the performance of the Schumann, Karajan took a very much faster pace than at the rehearsal. That is why Arrau would never play with him again.

Adrian

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