Chapter 3, 3 January 1943


Chapter 3, 3 January 1943


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


3 January 1943


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Stravinsky
January 3, 1943
[Postcard inscription:
Art is born of constraint, lives of struggle, dies of liberty.
André Gide]
You cannot know the pleasure that you brought me, Dear Igor, and . . . what a lesson in this
Koussev[itzky] is putting on Oedipus and “is thinking” about doing it on the same day as the
Symphony—we are so delighted, but . . . you will not see it!
Many warm wishes, and with very profound affection. A kiss for both of you,
Nadia B
Boulanger à Stravinsky
3 janvier 1943
« L’art naît de contrainte, vit de lutte, meurt de liberté. »
André Gide
Vous ne pouvez pas savoir le plaisir que vous m’avez fait, Cher Igor—et…quelle leçon dans
cette partition !
Koussev. donne Œdipe et « pense » à donner le même jour la Symphonie—nous nous réjouissons
tant, mais…que ne verrez-vous!
Tant de vœux, et une si profonde affection. Je vous embrasse tous deux,
Nadia B



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