Chapter 3, 5 August 1941


Chapter 3, 5 August 1941


Nadia Boulanger


Igor Stravinsky


5 August 1941


Bibliothque Nationale De Paris



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Stravinsky to Boulanger
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood, California
August 5, 1941
My dear Nadia,
Happy to know you [are] so close. May this stay with the good Sachses do you some good and
may this short vacation give you new strength—you need it since you give it away left and right
so generously.
The more you spend your energies thus, the more troubled your conscience will become. I know
that you have nothing to blame yourself for. These troubles are part of your nature and they will
torment you less when your heart’s strength returns to you. May God come to your aid.
I Str.
[P.S.] Mr. Bliss was operated on last Saturday. We sent a telegraph to Mrs. Bliss to ask for news.
Stravinsky à Boulanger
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood, California
le 5 août 1941
Ma chère Nadia,
Heureux de vous savoir si près. Que ce séjour chez les bons Sachs vous fasse du bien et que ces
courts[sic] vacances vous donnent des nouvelles forces—vous en avez besoin puisque vous les
distribuez si généreusement à droite et à gauche.
Plus vous les depenserez [sic] plus forts devant [sic] vos troubles de conscience. Je sais que vous
n’avez rien à vous reprocher. Ces troubles font partie de votre nature et ils vous tourmentèrent
[sic] moins quand les forces du cœur vous reviendront, Que Dieu vous vienne en aide.
I Str.
[P.-S.] Mr. Bliss était opéré samedi dernier. Nous avons télégraphié à Mrs. Bliss pour avoir des



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