Igor Stravinksy in Saint Petersburg - 1897
from Memories and Commentaries, page 42:
Bu at Sadko, the atmosphere of the theatre and the excitement and thrill of watching a new opera in rehearsal were engaging all my emotions, and even the composer could not impress me as much as his opera. Rimsky may have deigned to notice me because of my father, whose performance in the drunken scene in Borodin’s Prince Igor was one of the most successful characterizations in that opera; a similar scene in Sadko had perhaps been composed expressly for him.
Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450268625725 accessed: 4 February, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|