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The Egos of Conductors

Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky and his over-sized ego
3:29PM
December 10, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about conductor’s egos. Schram tells the tale of Igor Stravinsky conducting his own score, and how his ego led him astray.

Igor Stravinsky’s Jazz Sides

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Stravinsky felt that the jazz musicians would have a hard time with his various time signatures
10:01AM
November 29, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Igor Stravinsky’s foray into jazz, the Ebony Concerto (1945) and the Concerto in E-flat, a.k.a. Dumbarton Oaks (1937–38).