Igor Stravinksy in France - in the beginning of the 1900's

from Memories and Commentaries, page 151:

The first time I heard his [Erik Satie] Socrate, at a séance where he played it for a few of his friends, he turned around at the end and said, like the proprietor of a café or a store, ‘Voilà, messieurs, dames.’ I was deeply moved by the gravitas and dignity of his music for Socrates’ death, though the piece as a whole is rhythmically monotonous. I don’t think he knew much about instruments; I prefer Socrate as he played it on the piano to the orchestra score.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 151. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450303273564 accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: France


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

Listening to

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written by Erik Satie
performed by Erik Satie

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:01:13 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:21:32 +0100