November 27, 1961
22 Tudor Sheet
Peter Heyworth Schnabel the Creator ( The Observer, November 10, 1961) quotes a remark by Glazunov printed in a book of Schnabel's writings I have not read: "Of all the 2,000 pupils I taught at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Stravinsky had the worst ear." I was never Glazunov's pupil, never a student in the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and Glazunov's only opportunity to judge my ear was through my music, a test he failed.
Glazunov was almost as much of an idol to me in my fifteenth year as Rimsky himself, that is, until I transcribed one of his string quartets for piano and impulsively took the score to his house to show him. Though I had never been presented to him,