Igor Stravinksy in Spain - in the middle of the 1910's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 64:

Do not be astonished if I say nothing about Spanish folk music. I do not dispute its distinctive character, but for me there was no revelation in it. That, however, did not prevent me from frequenting taverns to spend whole evenings in listening to the endless preliminary chords of guitar playing and to a deep-voiced singer with unending breath trolling forth her long Arab ballad with a wealth of 'fioriture'.
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434623954422 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Spain


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

Listening to

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Spanish folk music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:39:14 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:55:04 +0000