Igor Stravinksy in Paris

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 33:

On our arrival in Paris, rehearsals [of Petrushka] started under the direction of Pierre Monteux, who was for several years the conductor of the Russian Ballet. From an instrumentalist in Colonne’s orchestra he had attained the rank of assistant conductor. He knew his job thoroughly, and was so familiar with the surroundings from which he had risen that he knew how to get on with his musicians- a great asset for a conductor. Thus he was able to achieve a very clean and finished execution of my score. I ask no more of a conductor, for any other attitude on his part immediately turns into …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434573420345 accessed: 26 September, 2023

location of experience: Paris


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist

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written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Pierre Monteux

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Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:37:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:49:03 +0000