Igor Stravinksy in Paris - October, 1923

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 109:

I must come back now to my 'Octuor', the composition of which had been interrupted while I was orchestrating 'Les Noces'. I finished it in May, 1923, and conducted it myself on October 18 of that year in the Paris Opera House at a Koussevitsky concert. / I remember what an effort it cost me to establish an ensemble of eight wind instruments, for they could not strike the listener’s ear with a great display of tone. In order that this music should reach the ear of the public it was necessary to emphasize the entries of the several instruments, to introduce breathing spaces between the …   more >>

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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 109. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434888070017 accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

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Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:01:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:09:41 +0000