Describe your best and worst memories of premiere performances

Describe your best and worst memories of premiere performances

John Corigliano John Corigliano
“The best premiere I can remember is that of my Clarinet Concerto with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic and Stanley Drucker as the soloist…”
Tim Page Tim Page
“…I’d choose the first performance of the orchestral version of Reich’s Tehillim in 1981 as the “worst” premiere.”
Laurel Ann Maurer Laurel Ann Maurer
“I premiered [Meyer Kupferman’s] work “Chaconne Sonata” in April 1994 at Weill Recital Hall and we received rave reviews.”
David Del Tredici David Del Tredici
“…I felt as though I had just farted in church and then had to bow in recognition.”