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Subject: Re: AAP reports restoration soon Met says of Levine broadcasts to Sirius
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 16 May 2018 09:10:39 -0400
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"Nasty" may be in the eye of the beholder, but It's hard to
imagine Bruno Walter not "sternly" rejecting Stevens as
Leonora (for her own good),  even if he didn't have Flagstad,
not only in 1941, but again in 1951..

dtmk

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 10:48 PM, Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Walter was pretty nasty to Rise Stevens when said no to Fidelio.
>
> Max Paley
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 16, 2018, at 03:41, Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Walter apparently never hit it off with the Met Orchestra. I’ve never
> > encountered a satisfactory explanation of why this was so.
> >
> >> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:37 PM donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >> "Sweetie" did not originate with me; I was quoting it as a response to
> >> another's ironic posting about Von Karajan.
> >>
> >> Yes, Bruno Walter was a notable exception to what I regard as a general
> >> rule about the stringencies of conducting.
> >>
> >> dtmk
> >>
> >> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:18 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>>> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 1:49 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> If there's ever been an actual sweetie among great conductors; I
> >>>> don't know who it was.
> >>>
> >>> I don't think that "sweetie" would be the right word, but I read in
> more
> >>> than one source that Bruno Walter had a great rapport with all the
> >>> orchestras he conducted. By all accounts a mild-mannered and kind
> person,
> >>> he treated them with respect as colleagues and they not only admired
> his
> >>> great musicianship, but genuinely loved him back.
> >>>
> >>> Vesna
> >>>
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