Igor Stravinksy in Paris - the 1920's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 150:

In spite of a bad case of trac (nerves), I conducted the first performance, the first concert work of mine that I introduced myself. The Paris Opéra seemed a large frame for only eight players, but the group was set off by screens, and the sound was well balanced. The Octet was composed for, and is dedicated to, Vera Sudeykina.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 150. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450303100491 accessed: 22 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Stravinsky's Octet
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 21:58:20 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:20:04 +0100