Igor Stravinksy in Paris - 29 May, 1913

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 90-91:

Everyone knows that the first performance of The Rite of Spring was attended by a scandal but, strange as it may seem, I had no intimation of it. The musicians who heard the orchestra rehearsals seemed intrigued by the work, and the stage spectacle did not appear likely to provoke a riot. Debussy, in spite of his later, ambivalent attitude (‘C’est une musique négre’), was enthusiastic at the rehearsals. Indeed, he might…   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 90-91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450291985161 accessed: 22 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Pierre Monteux

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:53:05 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:15:49 +0100