Igor Stravinksy in Russia - the 1880's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 6-7:

About the same time, I heard Glinka’s second opera, 'Ruslan and Ludmilla', at a gala performance given to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. My father took the part of Farlaf, which was one of the best in his repertoire. It was a memorable evening for me. Besides the excitement I felt at hearing this music that I already loved to distraction, it was my good fortune to catch a glimpse in the foyer of Peter Tchaikovsky, the idol of the Russian public, whom I had never seen before and was never to see again. He had just conducted the first audition of his new symphony – 'the Pathetic' – in…   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 6-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434534256802 accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Russia


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

Listening to

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Ruslan and Lyudmila
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Fyodor Stravinsky

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 10:44:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:41:40 +0000