Igor Stravinksy in Paris - May, 1913

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 46-47:

I have now come to the spring season of 1913 in Paris, when the Russian Ballet inaugurated the opening of the Téatre des Champs-Elysées. It began with a revival of 'L’Oiseau de Feu', and the 'Sacre du Printemps' was given on May 28 at the evening performance. The complexity of my score had demanded a great number of rehearsals, which Monteux had conducted with his usual skill and attention. As for the actual performance, I am not in a position to judge, as I left the auditorium at the first bars of the prelude, which had at once evoked derisive laughter. I was disgusted.
cite as

Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 46-47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434618133571 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

Listening to

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The Firebird
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Pierre Monteux
Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Pierre Monteux

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:02:14 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:51:45 +0000