Igor Stravinksy in Geneva - 6 December, 1919

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 84:

I ought to mention here a concert which had a certain importance for me in view of my new orchestral experiments. On December 6 a first performance of 'Le Chant du Rossignol' was given at Geneva at one of the subscription concerts of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under the direction of Ernest Ansermet. I say new experiment because, in this symphonic poem, written for an orchestra of ordinary size, I treated the latter more as a chamber orchestra, and laid stress on the 'concertante' side, not only of the various solo instruments, but also gave this role to whole groups of instruments. …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434812308740 accessed: 17 January, 2022

location of experience: Geneva

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

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Le Chant du Rossignol
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 December, 1919
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:58:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:00:19 +0000