Igor Stravinksy in Saint Petersburg - the 1890's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 33:

Much of my free time during the period of preliminary study with Akimenko and Kalafati was spent at rehearsals and performances of operas. My father had obtained a pass for me that allowed me to attend almost all rehearsals at the Mariynsky, and by the time I was sixteen I would spend as many as five or six nights a week at the opera. Rimsky was often to be seen there, though I did not yet speak to him. I did come to know many of the principal singers and orchestra players, and of the latter I became especially friendly with the two first violinists, Victor Valter and Volf-Israel.

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Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450266932818 accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


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

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Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:55:32 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:07:23 +0100