Chapter 3, 18 June 1942

Title

Chapter 3, 18 June 1942

Subject

Igor Stravinsky

Creator

Nadia Boulanger

Date

18 June 1942

Source

Paul Sacher Stiftung

Type

Letter

Extracted Text

Boulanger to Stravinsky
Gerry’s Landing
Cambridge
Massachusetts
Trowbridge 7339
Studio
197 Coolidge Hill
Monsieur I. Strawinsky
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood
California
For June 18, 1942
Dear Friend,
Once again we will be separated on the 18th—and at this time, all separation is doubly cruel,
because we must at all costs gather together at every opportunity. I will be in Sinsinawa, at the
Convent, and a Mass will be said for you. If only wishes could mean as much.
I could send you a volume—I have so many things to talk to you about again—but I leave the
day after tomorrow. I have to move everything because the Forbeses cannot keep me, and . . .
this is not the moment for effusions. If you could see what has happened to what used to be a
room!!
With deepest affection to Vera and you, I am once again
Your
Nadia B.
[P.S.] Would you and Vera be so kind as to autograph these two photos, because I need you both
so much, and send them back to: St. Clara’s Convent, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
Are you going to Tanglewood??? Are you coming to [Lake] Tahoe???
Boulanger à Stravinsky
Gerry’s Landing
Cambridge
Massachusetts
Trowbridge 7339
Studio
197 Collidge Hill
Monsieur I. Strawinsky
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood
California
Pour le 18 juin 1942
Cher Ami,
Voici, qu’une fois de plus, nous serons séparés le 18—et à cette heure, toute séparation est
doublement cruelle, car il faut à tout prix rassembler ce qui peut encore l’être. Je serai à
Sinsinawa, au Couvent et une messe sera dite pour vous. Quels vœux pourraient signifier autant.
Il me faudrait vous envoyer un volume—tant j’ai de choses à vous dire—mais je pars après-
demain. Dois tout déménager car les Forbes ne peuvent me garder—et…ce n’est pas le moment
des effusions—si vous voyiez ce qui se passe dans ce qui a été une chambre !!
Je vous embrasse, Véra et vous, et avec une profonde affection, me redis
Votre,
Nadia B.
[P.-S.] Que Véra et vous veuillent bien signer ces 2 photos, très gentiment, car j’ai bien besoin de
vous deux, et les renvoyer à : St. Clara’s convent, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
Allez-vous à Tanglewood??? Viendrez-vous à [Lac] Tahoe???

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