Igor Stravinksy in Saint Petersburg - 29 September, 1893

from Memories and Commentaries, page 29:

It was the most exciting night of my life, and completely unexpected because I had no hopes of attending the opera at all; eleven-year-olds were rarely seen at grand, late-night social events. The Ruslan semi-centennial had been declared a national holiday, and my father must have considered the occasion important for my education. Just before theatre time Bertha burst into my room saying ‘Hurry, hurry, we are going, too.’ I dressed quickly and climbed into the carriage by the …   more >>

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 29. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450215420016 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


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

Listening to

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Ruslan and Lyudmila
written by Mikail Ivanovich Glinka
performed by Fyodor Stravinsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 September, 1893
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:37:00 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:06:26 +0100