Igor Stravinksy in Paris

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 111-112:

As I said before, I had not had a chance of seeing the Gounod operas which Diaghileff was producing at Monte Carlo. I know only that the public had proved indifferent to those performances and had not appreciated my friend’s gesture. In their uncultured snobbishness the greatest fear of times if they showed enjoyment for music stupidly condemned by the publicity-mongers of what was once the advance guard. I was myself a witness of this foolish attitude of the public at the first performance of ‘L’Education Manquée’ during the Russian Ballet season at the Champs-Elysées. The tile was …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 111-112. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435163484238 accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Paris


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

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L'Education Manquée
written by Emmanuel Chabrier

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Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:31:24 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:13:22 +0000