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.
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
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written by Igor Stravinksy
|performed by Claudel, Gide, Souvtchinsky, Igor Stravinksy|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|