Igor Stravinksy in Russia - 31 December, 1899

from Memories and Commentaries, page 53:

Nicolai was a fair pianist, and I remember the New Year’s Eve of 1899-1900, which we spent with the Yelachiches in their house, and at which Nicolai accompanied my father in Schumann Lieder. What a happy night that was, and how momentous the dawn of 1900 seemed to us! I remember that we talked anti-English politics at the party, because of the Boer War.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 53. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450269193095 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Russia

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Schumann Lieder
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Nicolai Yelachich, Fyodor Stravinsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1899
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:33:13 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:12:29 +0100