Igor Stravinksy in Paris - late May, 1910

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 77-79:

I was flattered, of course, at the promise of a performance of my music in Paris, and my excitement on arriving in that city from Ustilug, towards the end of May, could hardly have been greater. These ardours were somewhat cooled at the first full rehearsal. The words ‘For Russian Export’ seemed to have been stamped everywhere, both on the stage and on the music. The mimic scenes were especially crude in this sense, but since Fokine liked them best, I could say nothing about …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 77-79. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450290969672 accessed: 18 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

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

Listening to

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The Firebird
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Gabriel Pierné

Experience Information

Date/Time late May, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:36:09 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:14:52 +0100