Chapter 4, 5 May 1947


Chapter 4, 5 May 1947


Nadia Boulanger


Igor Stravinsky


5 May 1947


Bibliothèque Nationale De Paris



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Stravinsky to Boulanger
May 5, 1947
My very dear Nadia, we are now back,
Very beautiful performance of the whole program before a room* filled with Mr. and Mrs.
Bliss’s invited guests—you can imagine their reaction and the nature of their applause. Imagine
when they thanked me for their ettiquette. It’s really all we should expect from people who don’t
know better.
Is it true that the U.S.A. will see you again this year? Say yes.
I Str.
*Two rooms (April 25 and 26)
[P.S.] We impatiently await your response to my letter dated April 19 and your signature.
Stravinsky à Boulanger
5 mai 1947
Très chère Nadia, nous voila de retour
Très belle éxecution [sic] de tout le programme devant une sale* pleine d’invités de Mr. et Mme
Bliss—Vous voyez leur réaction et le caractère des applaudissements. Songez quand ils me
reconnaissent pour leur politesse. C’est au fond ce qu’on devrait demander aux ignorants.
Est-ce vrai que l’U.S.A. va vous revoir cet année ? Dites oui.
I Str.
*deux sales (le 25 et 26 avril)
[P.-S.] Nous attendons votre réponse à ma lettre du 19 avril et vos signatures avec impatience.



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