Igor Stravinksy in USA - 14 January, 1944

from Memories and Commentaries, page 234:

When I performed it with the Boston symphony, 14 January 1944, I stood with my back to the orchestra and conducted the audience, which was supposed to sing, but didn’t. No one seemed to notice that my arrangement differed from the standard version.  

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 234. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450364027476 accessed: 7 December, 2022

location of experience: USA

Listeners

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

Listening to

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The Star-Spangled Banner
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Boston Symphony

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 January, 1944
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:53:47 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:30:58 +0100