Igor Stravinksy in Paris - 30 May, 1927

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 133:

The first audition of ‘Oedipus’ took place at the Théatre Sarah Bernhardt on May 30, and was followed by two more under my direction. Once again I had to suffer from the conditions under which my work was presented: an oratorio sandwiched between two ballets! An audience which had come to applaud ballet was naturally disconcerted by such a contrast, and was unable to concentrate on something purely auditive. That is why the later performances of Oedipus as an opera under Klemperer in Berlin, and then as a concert under my direction in Dresden and London and in the Salle Pleyel, Paris, …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 133. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435672848795 accessed: 18 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Oedipus Rex
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 May, 1927
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:00:49 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:16:11 +0000