Igor Stravinksy in Paris - 12 June, 1928

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 143-144:

On June 12 I conducted the first production of Apollo Musagetes at the Théatre Sarah Bernhardt in Paris. As a stage performance I got more satisfaction from this than from 'Les Noces', which was the latest thing that Diaghileff had had from me. Georges Balanchine, as ballet master, had arranged the dances exactly as I had wished – that is to say, in accordance with the classical school. From that point of view it was a complete success, and it was the first attempt to revive academic dancing in a work actually composed for the purpose. Balanchine, who had already given proof of…   more >>

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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 143-144. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435679304718 accessed: 1 March, 2021

location of experience: Paris

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Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
1882-1971

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Apollo Musagetes
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Danilova, Doubrovska, Nikitina, Tchernichova, Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 June, 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:48:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:22:35 +0000