Igor Stravinksy - the 1940's

from Themes and Conclusions, pages 228-229:

Twenty years later he commissioned a work from me as a memorial to his wife, Natalie, but his performance of this Ode, as I called it, was another disaster. The trumpet player misread the key of the instrument required in the third movement, failed to transpose, and played the part a major-second flat. Worse still, two systems of score from the final page were copied as one, and played that way, so that my simple triadic piece concluded in a cacophony that a few years later would have won me …   more >>

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Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 228-229. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450196410744 accessed: 3 June, 2023


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

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written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

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Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:20:10 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:02:23 +0100