Igor Stravinksy in Russia - the 1880's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 7:

A fortnight later my mother took me to a concert where the same symphony [Symphony Pathetic] was played in memory of its composer [Peter Tchaikovsky], who had been suddenly carried off by cholera. Deeply though I was impressed by the unexpected death of the great musician, I was far from realizing at the moment that this glimpse of the living Tchaikovsky – fleeting though it was – would become one of my most treasured memories. / (…) At this point I am simply recording a personal memory of the celebrated composer, for whom my admiration has continued to grow with the development of my …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434534495728 accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Russia


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

Listening to

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Symphony Pathetic
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

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 10:48:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:42:29 +0000