Duke Ellington in Paris - 1933

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 383:

The anticipation of our tour of Russia in 1971 is so great that there is a risk of being consumed by it. Russian music in all its endlessness is too much to contemplate, so I simply try to relax, and wait to see and hear. But all those famous names are in my mind: Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov (the master of orchestration), Glinka, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Glazunov, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Khachaturian and Shostakovich, not forgetting, of course, Stravinsky... I am going to breathe the same kind of air all those great composers breathed. And then there was Vladimir Dukelsky who, as …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 383. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429893110015 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

Experience Information

Date/Time 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:31:50 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:31:51 +0100