Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky…

This reminds me of the time I read about Fred Astaire appearing on radio in the 1930s.*

I just stumbled across this video on youtube the other day – its silent film footage of Stravinsky conducting. Its actually quite nice to watch and definitely an interesting historical record, but for entertainment value..? – I guess about as worthy as tap-dancing over the radio.

* Peter Wollen, BFI Film Classics: Singin’ in the Rain
(London: BFI, 1992), p.15


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Jack Westmore writes music for film, television and media, and is currently based in Cardiff in the UK.
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