Igor Stravinksy in Russia - 1903

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 21-22:

I composed this symphony [one of Stravinsky’s first symphonies] at the time when Alexander Glazounov reigned supreme in the science of symphony. Each new production of his was received as musical event of the first order, so greatly were the perfections of his form, the purity of his counterpoint, and the ease and assurance of his writing appreciated. At that time I share this admiration whole-heartedly, fascinated by the astonishing mastery of this scholar. It was, therefore, quite natural that side by side with other influences (Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov) his …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 21-22. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434552503164 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Russia


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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1903
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:48:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:46:26 +0000