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.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450268625725 accessed: 29 September, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Sadko
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by

Experience Information

Date/Time 1897
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:23:45 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:11:35 +0100