Igor Stravinksy in Russia - the 1880's

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 34-35:

A suspicion that I might possess musical talent was first kindled in L’zy. The peasant women of L’zy sang an attractive and restful song on their way home in the evening from the fields, a song I have recalled in the early hours of evening at odd times throughout my life. They sang it in octaves- unharmonized, of course – and their high, shrill voices sounded like a billion bees. I was never a precocious child, and I have never enjoyed extraordinary powers of memory, but this song was branded in my ear the first time…   more >>

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Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 34-35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450267600871 accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Russia


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

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Song by a peasant women performed by Peasant women

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:06:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:08:05 +0100