Igor Stravinksy in London
from Themes and Conclusions, page 94:
And performance can make the hundred percent difference between non-sense and comprehension, as it cannot do with a popular classic. Even in the case of so simple and accessible a piece as my own Symphonies of Wind Instruments, I ought not to have blamed the listeners who took it for an ugly duckling as its London debut (though I have launched an unsuitable metaphor; the work is no swan even when perfectly played): it was unintelligibly performed.
Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450183360258 accessed: 2 February, 2023
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Symphonies of Wind Instruments
written by Igor Stravinksy
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