Chapter 3, 22 August 1942


Chapter 3, 22 August 1942


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


22 August 1942


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Stravinsky
Glenbrook Lake Tahoe
Glenbrook, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Monsieur I. Strawinsky
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood California
August 22, 1942
Dear Friend,
To see you when one is at the height of exhaustion seems a folly and a crime! But now that you
are not coming—and that I risk not seeing you for many months, I am very simply, but
profoundly, sad.
I am going to try to spend a few days in Santa Barbara before going back to Boston, but . . . will
this be possible?
Truly, except for financially, it was a marvelous thing to be sick last year!!
Hugs to both of you, I am with all my heart
Nadia B
Boulanger à Stravinsky
Glenbrook Lake Tahoe
*mailed by Arthur Sachs
Glenbrook, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
22 aout 1942
Monsieur I. Strawinsky
1260 North Wetherly Drive
Hollywood California
22 août 1942
Cher Ami,
Vous voir quand on est au comble de l’abrutissement semble une folie et un crime ! Mais
maintenant que vous ne venez pas—et que je risque de ne pas vous voir pendant des longs mois,
je suis triste, bien simplement, mais profondément.
Je vais essayer de passer quelques jours à Santa-Barbara, avant de rentrer à Boston, mais…sera-
ce possible ?
Au fond, sinon matériellement, ç’a été une merveilleuse affaire d’être malade l’an dernier !!
Je vous embrasse tous deux et suis de tout cœur
Nadia B



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