Igor Stravinksy in Russia - between at the end of the 1800's and in the beginning of the 1900's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 12:

He [Ivan Pokrovsky] introduced me to authors of whom, till then, I had known nothing – above all to French composers such as Gounod, Bizet, Delibes, and Chabrier. Even then I noticed a certain affinity between the music of these composers and that of Tchaikovsky, an affinity able to examine and compare their works with a more practiced eye. It is true that I was familiar with those pages of 'Faust' and 'Carmen' which one heard everywhere, but it was chiefly the fact that I was always hearing them that had prevented me from consciously forming an opinion of these musicians. It was only on …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 12. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434550866989 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Russia

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

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Carmen
written by Georges Bizet
Faust
written by Charles Gounod

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Date/Time between at the end of the 1800's and in the beginning of the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:21:07 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:44:34 +0000