Chapter 2, 1 January 1940


Chapter 2, 1 January 1940


Nadia Boulanger


Théodore Stravinsky, Théodore Strawinsky


1 January 1940


Bibliothque Nationale De Paris



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Théodore Strawinsky to Boulanger
Le Mans
January 1, 1940
Dear Mademoiselle,
It’s already been two weeks since I ought to have answered your very kind letter that brought me
once again an account of the pain we have suffered over the course of this past year that just
came to a close. Telling you how much Denise and I are touched by your friendship is useless;
you already know. Thank you with all my heart. As we enter 1940, let me offer you the greetings
we all send one another, to which I add much more personal wishes for you, for your health, and
for your very precious work.
Allow me, dear Mademoiselle, to send you my love and my deepest and most faithful friendship,
Théodore Strawinsky à Boulanger
Le Mans
janv. 1940
Chère Mademoiselle,
Il y a déjà quinze jours que j’aurais dû répondre à votre si bonne lettre qui m’a apporté une fois
de plus le témoignage de la part que prenez aux douleurs [sic] qui nous ont éprouvé [sic] au
cours de l’année qui vient de s’écouler. Vous dire combien Denise et moi nous sommes sensibles
à votre amitié est inutile ; vous le savez. Merci de tout mon cœur. Permettez-moi de vous
apporter, au seuil de 1940, les vœux que chacun de nous forme pour tous et auxquels je jouis des
souhaits plus personnels pour vous, pour votre santé, pour votre travail si précieux.
Permettez-moi de vous embrasser, chère Mademoiselle, et croyez à ma plus profonde et fidèle



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