Igor Stravinksy - the 1880's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 3-4:

It was in the country, where my parents, like most people of their class, spent the summer with their children. I can see it now. An enormous peasant seated on the stump of a tree. The sharp resinous tang of fresh-cut wood in my nostrils. The peasant simply clad in a short red shirt. His bare legs covered with reddish hair, on his feet birch sandals, on his head a mop of hair as thick and as red as his beard- not a white hair, yet an old man. / He was dumb, but he had a way of clicking his tongue very noisily, and the children were afraid of him. So was I. But curiosity used to triumph over …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 3-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434533354643 accessed: 26 September, 2022


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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:29:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:39:07 +0000