Igor Stravinksy in Théatre des Champs-Elysées - 26 December, 1922

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, pages 57-58:

I did not see very much of you at the concert. Your hasty departure afterwards and your rather despondent mood during the concert - what was it all about? Or am I being indiscreet? / As for me, I left the concert in utter disgust and despair. So did Ansermet. Actually, the rehearsal had promised quite a good performance of Mavra. And then you saw what the singers did to me. Apart from how my music is performed, there is a great deal to be said about where it is performed. Most places tend to be designed for dressed-up music, whereas mine - the kind I have been writing for the …   more >>

cite as

Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 57-58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1481832898957 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Théatre des Champs-Elysées


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist

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written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 December, 1922
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Igor Stravinsky to Francis Poulenc, 1 January 1923. Stravinsky refers to a concert of his works given on 26 December 1922 at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées, conducted by Ernest Ansermet.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:14:59 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:33:17 +0100