Igor Stravinksy in Paris - 26 May, 1914

from Memories and Commentaries, page 94:

The première was unsuccessful only in the sense that it failed to provoke a protest. Musically and visually, the production was excellent. Monteux conducted capably; the singers – particularly Death and The Nightingale – were good; and Alexander Benois’s costumes and sets were stunning. Boris Romanov composed the dances, and Alexander Sanin was the metteur en scène. The opera was sung in Russian, and that is all I remember about the première.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450293638289 accessed: 18 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Le Chant du Rossignol
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Pierre Monteux

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 May, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:20:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:17:05 +0100