Igor Stravinksy in Saint Petersburg - the 1880's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 3:

I have also been recalling the first music I ever heard, a bristling fife-and-drum band from the marine barracks not far from our apartment. This music, and that of the full band which penetrated my nursery every day, and especially the sound of the tubas and the piccolos and drums, was the tickling pleasure of my cradlehood. I know that the wish to imitate this music led to my first efforts at composition, for as soon as I could reach the piano I tried to pick out the intervals I had heard, and in the process found other intervals …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450211733944 accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:35:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:04:26 +0100