Igor Stravinksy in Saint Petersburg - at the end of the 1880's

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 27-28:

At the age of seven or eight, I was taken to see The Sleeping Beauty. (I realize now that I was older than this when I saw the opera A Life for the Tsar.) I was enchanted by the ballet, but had been prepared for what I saw, ballet being of the utmost importance in our culture and a familiar subject to me from my earliest childhood. I was able to identify the dance positions and steps, and I knew the plot and the music long in advance. …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 27-28. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450214827012 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


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

Listening to

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The Sleeping Beauty
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:27:07 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:05:37 +0100