Igor Stravinksy in Russia - 1908

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, page 24:

On returning to the country, and wishing to pay some tribute to the memory of my master, I composed a Chant Funébre, which was performed in the autumn, Felix Blumenfeld conducting, at the first Belaieff concert, which was dedicated to the memory of the great musician. The score of this work unfortunately disappeared in Russia during the Revolution, along with many other things which I had left there. I can no longer remember the music, but I can remember the idea at the root of its conception, which was that all the solo instruments of the orchestra filed past the tomb of the master in …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434553533807 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Russia


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

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'Chant funèbre'
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Felix Blumenfeld

Experience Information

Date/Time 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:05:34 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:47:14 +0000