Henri Sauguet in Paris - November, 1923

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 65:

In Paris nothing much is going on. There were the Wiéner concerts. The first one was entirely Stravinsky and included the Octet, which I had not heard before. The second was devoted to Milhaud and Falla, with Le Retable and two new things by Milhaud, one of which, his Symphony with Voices, sounded just like a 'first draft' of La Création (one of the themes is there almost in its entirety). This symphony is in fact very fine - I liked it a lot. The oboe is used to clever advantage and sounds most effective. As for the Octet, I was …   more >>

cite as

Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1481833965715 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Henri Sauguet

Listening to

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Stravinsky's Octet
written by Igor Stravinksy
Symphonie with Voices
written by Darius Milhaud
Le Retable
written by Manuel de Falla

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Henri Sauguet to Francis Poulenc, Paris, 20 November 1923.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:32:46 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:32:43 +0100