Igor Stravinksy in Paris - 3 June, 1922

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 102-103:

The first performance of 'Mavra' and 'Renard' at the Paris Opera was on June 3, 1922. Alas! I was deeply disappointed by the disastrous surroundings in which my poor 'Mavra' and little 'Renard' found themselves. Being a part of a Ballet Russe program, my two intimate acts were dwarfed when sandwiched between spectacular pieces which formed the repertory of Diaghileff’s season and were the special attraction for the general public. This crushing environment, the enormous framework of the opera house, and also the mentality of the audience, composed mainly of the famous 'abonnés', all …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 102-103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434887133503 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'Mavra'
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Grzegorz Fitelberg
Renard
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Grzegorz Fitelberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 June, 1922
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:45:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:08:06 +0000