Igor Stravinksy in Paris - April, 1914

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 52:

I think that it was in the month of April, 1914, that both the 'Sacre' and 'Petroushka' were played for the first time at a concert in Paris, Monteux being the conductor. It was a brilliant renaissance of the 'Sacre' after the Théatre des Champs-Elysées scandal. The hall was crowded. The audience, with no scenery to distract them, listened with concentrated attention and applauded with an enthusiasm I had been far from expecting and which greatly moved me. Certain critics who had censured the 'Sacre' the year before now openly admitted their mistake. This conquest of the public naturally …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 52. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434619301182 accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:21:41 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:53:25 +0000