Chapter 3, 19 December 1941

Title

Chapter 3, 19 December 1941

Subject

Igor & Vera Stravinsky

Creator

Nadia Boulanger

Date

19 December 1941

Source

Paul Sacher Stiftung

Type

Letter

Extracted Text

Boulanger to Igor and Vera Stravinsky
Gerry’s Landing
Cambridge
Massachusetts
Trowbridge 7339
Studio
197 Coolidge Hill
Mr. & Mrs. I. Strawinsky
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood
California
December 19, 1941
(Mother’s birthday)
Dear Vera and Igor,
Christmas will be here soon, and my thoughts are dedicated to reuniting with you, mixed with
the memories, the hopes, of those present and those absent. It is too emotional to try to say what
is felt, what is thought, and what is desired. But you know that there is not a day when I do not
feel you close to me, when I do not feel close to you.
And in the certainty of this very old and sure affection, I send my love to you both, and I am
wholeheartedly your
Nadia
1942
Boulanger aux Stravinskys (Véra et Igor)
Gerry’s Landing
Cambridge
Massachusetts
Trowbridge 7339
Studio
197 Coolidge Hill
Mr & Mrs I. Strawinsky
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood
California
19 déc. 1941
(Anniversaire de Maman)
Chers Vera et Igor,
Voici bientôt Noël—et mes pensées vont tout particulièrement vous rejoindre—mêlant les
souvenirs, les espoirs, les présents, et les absents. On est trop ému pour tenter de dire ce qu’on
sent, ce qu’on pense, et ce que l’on veut. Mais vous savez qu’il n’est pas de jour où je ne vous
sens pas près de moi, où je ne me sens pas près de vous.
Et dans la certitude de cette affection si vieille, si sûre, je vous embrasse tous deux, du meilleur
de mon cœur me disant votre
Nadia

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