Igor Stravinksy in Montlhéry - June, 1939

from Memories and Commentaries, pages 188-189:

One of my infrequent absences was to attend the funeral of my mother, who died on 7 June. For the third time in half a year, I heard the Requiem service chanted for one of my own family, and for the third time walked through the fields of the cemetery of Saint-Geneviève-des-Bois, Montlhéry, on the road to Orléans, and dropped a handful of dirt in an open grave.

cite as

Igor Stravinksy and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries (Queen Square, London, 2002), p. 188-189. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450356343852 accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: Montlhéry


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

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:45:43 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:27:51 +0100