The one who hovered around Stravinsky

The one who hovered around Stravinsky


norman lebrecht

March 24, 2015

Large claims keep getting made for past composers who never fulfilled their early promise. Perhaps that’s all it was – early promise that lacked development potential, or an individual who lacked the edge of individuality.

My album of the week on may have been one such case (though his current performers play with passionate conviction). Click here to read.

tansman stravinsky


  • John Borstlap says:

    I accidentally came across Tansman during a recording session in the seventies with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and obviously this was a minor personality, jealous, nasty, and sycophantic to the conductor.

  • Sergei says:

    I’ve a 2 CD box with his complete works for string quartet. I like it,

  • NYMike says:

    Many years I played his Variations on a Theme of Frescobaldi for strings. I remember it as a beautiful piece.

  • William Safford says:

    His Suite and his Sonatine are well respected in the bassoon community.