Henri Sauguet in Paris - 15 October, 1924

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 74:

Last night I went to the Ravel Festival, given by the SMI [Société Musicale Independante], to hear Tzigane which is quite the most artifical thing Ravel has ever put his name to. It is poor - very unexciting indeed. The principles that motivate those pages are so out-of-date that I am astonished anyone can still believe in them. Wildly successful, of course, with the lorgnetted ladies and the portly gents. As a whole, the works that were played last night seemed very antiquated to me. Especially the Quartet. I understand more and more why Ravel has no time for …   more >>

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Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 74. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1482320794407 accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Henri Sauguet

Listening to

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written by Maurice Ravel

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 October, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Henri Sauguet to Francis Poulenc, Paris, 16 October 1924.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:46:34 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:34:26 +0100