During this time he also composed the two piano concerti and Totentanz for piano and orchestra. His support for Wagner during this time, as well as his general avant-garde approach to composition, caused considerable divisions between two schools of music - the futuristic school of Weimar and the more conservative Leipzig school. The latter is most famously represented by Johannes Brahms.
During the first of these visits, in 1993, he gave a remarkable performance (by memory, even though he was 77 at the time!) of Schoenberg’s Suite Op.25, along with the violin and piano Phantasy. A few years later, he returned to participate in a public discussion of Stockhausen’s music prior to a performance of Mantra. The appearance of.