Igor Stravinksy in Russia - the 1880's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 4:

Another memory which often comes back is the singing of the women of the neighboring village. There were a great many of them, and regularly every evening they sang in unison on their way home after the day’s work. To this day I clearly remember the tune, and the way they sang it, and how, when I used to sing it at home, imitating their manner I was complimented on the trueness of my ear. This praise made me very happy. / And it is an odd thing that this occurrence, trifling though it seems, has a special significance for me, because it marks the dawn of my consciousness of myself in the …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434533505092 accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Russia


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 10:31:45 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:39:29 +0000