Igor Stravisnky in Paris - 29 May, 1913

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 90-91:

Everyone knows that the first performance of The Rite of Spring was attended by a scandal but, strange as it may seem, I had no intimation of it. The musicians who heard the orchestra rehearsals seemed intrigued by the work, and the stage spectacle did not appear likely to provoke a riot. Debussy, in spite of his later, ambivalent attitude (‘C’est une musique négre’), was enthusiastic at the rehearsals. Indeed, he might…   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravisnky and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 90-91. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450291985161 accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Igor Stravisnky
[…] Musician, Conducting, Composer, Pianist
1882-1971

Listening to

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Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravisnky
performed by Pierre Monteux

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:53:05 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:15:49 +0100