Igor Stravinksy in Stockholm - at the end of 1961

from Themes and Conclusions, page 203:

But as for the charge that ‘never was an opera less theatrical or more undramatic’, I can say that a few months ago in Stockholm it was one of the most dramatic theatrical experiences in my life, and as the performance I saw was the thirty-fifth sold-out one in four off-season months (in a city with one eighth the population of Los Angeles), I do not think my reaction is egocentric.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy, Themes and Conclusions (Queen Square, London, 1972), p. 203. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450192128690 accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Stockholm


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

Listening to

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The Rake's Progress
written by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Stravinsky to Los Angeles Times ‘s Music Editor, California, January 5, 1962.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:08:48 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:51:32 +0100