Igor Stravinksy in France - the 1930's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 177:

The unstaged preview performance at the Polignacs’ is clearer in my recollection than the actual première, which I conducted. I can still see the Princess’s salon, myself groaning at the piano, Souvtchinsky, loud and abrasive, singing Eumolpus, Claudel glaring at me from the other side of the keyboard, Gide bridling more noticeably with each phrase.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450355775026 accessed: 14 August, 2022

location of experience: France

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Pers├ęphone
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Claudel, Gide, Souvtchinsky, Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:36:15 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:26:36 +0100