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Today in WMH: 1/12. Clash of the Titans

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1/12 Today in Weird Music History: 1928: Pianist Vladimir Horowitz and conductor Sir Thomas Beecham refuse to agree on tempi in the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto for their American debut.  Beecham was the headliner, Horowitz a relatively unknown pianist.  The resulting near train-wreck at Carnegie Hall is legendary in concert lore.

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1 Comment

  1. shoreacres says:

    I knew nothing about this, read a couple of articles, and was entertained, even at this remove in time. Interesting tidbit.

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