Igor Stravinksy - the 1900's

from Themes and Conclusions, page 211:

I became acquainted with Varèse myself only toward the end of his life. A big, gruffly restless man, he had extraordinary power to vivify, and I will not soon forget him as he moved about his basement studio one night striking his beloved gongs, then rushed around the block to buy a pizza. I also remember him – it was the last time we were together – listening to the electronic interludes of Deserts, which he had just revised (the machine-guns were made to enter at new …   more >>

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Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 211. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450192906685 accessed: 28 November, 2022

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

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'Deserts'
written by Edgard Varèse

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Date/Time the 1900's
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Notes

Letter to a Music Editor from The New York Times, California, November 18, 1965.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:21:46 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:52:48 +0100