Darius Milhaud in Hollywood - February, 1945

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 150:

Stravinsky is in Hollywood but we are not able to see him much. Hollywood and San Francisco are about as far apart as Paris and Marseilles. He came here with Vera for three days. He gave a lecture at the College and, with Nadia [Boulanger], played his new Sonata for two pianos, which is delightful, a Scherzo á la russe (very Petrushka 1944) and his Polka for the elephants of Barnum Circus, which I do not like. 

cite as

Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 150. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1486326822009 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Hollywood

Listeners

Darius Milhaud
Composer
1892-1974

Listening to

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'Scherzo รก la Russe'
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Nadia Boulanger
Polka for the elephants of Barnum Circus
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Nadia Boulanger
Sonata for two pianos
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Nadia Boulanger

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1945
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Darius Milhaud to Francis Poulenc, Mills College, 17 February 1945.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:33:42 +0000
Approved on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:43:35 +0100