Igor Stravinksy in Russia - the 1880's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 6:

Imagine my joy, therefore, when for the first time I was taken to the theatre where they were giving an opera with which as a pianist I was already familiar. It was 'A Life for the Tsar', and it was then I heard an orchestra for the first time. And what an orchestra- Glinka’s! The impression was indelible, but it must not be supposed that this was due solely to the fact that it was the first orchestra I ever heard. To this day, not only Glinka’s music in itself., but his orchestration as well, remains a perfect monument of musical art – so intelligent is his balance of tone, so …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434533919191 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Russia


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

Listening to

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'A Life for the Tsar'
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:38:39 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:40:36 +0000