Chapter 4, 6 June 1951


Chapter 4, 6 June 1951


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


6 June 1951


Bibliothèque Nationale De Paris



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Boulanger to Stravinsky
36 rue Ballu
Paris IX
Mr Igor Stravinsky
1260 N. Wetherly Drive
Hollywood 46
June 6, 1951
Such memories go with S. K. I imagine, Dear Igor, your sadness, and am so close to you.
Useless, isn’t it, to say what we think when the heart and mind are in agreement. He reached so
deep within himself and gave so much. What sadness to survive [ . . . ]
Could it be true that you are not coming and that your work will not be given on September 9? I
beg of you, send a card—everything is hanging on this project.
Impossible to imagine such a disappointment!
With such tenderness for Vera and you,
Boulanger à Stravinsky
36 rue Ballu
Paris IX
Monsieur Igor Stravinsky
1260 N. Wetherly Drive
Hollywood 46
6 juin 1951
Que de souvenirs s’en vont avec S.K. Je devine, Cher Igor, votre peine—et suis si près de vous.
Inutile, n’est-ce-pas, de dire ce que nous pensons en plein accord de cœur et d’esprit. Il avait tant
tiré de lui-même—et tant donné. Quelle tristesse de survivre […]
Pourrait-il être vrai que vous ne venez pas et que votre ouvrage ne soit pas donné le 9 sept. ? Je
vous supplie, une carte—tout est suspendu à ce projet.
Impossible d’imaginer une telle déception !
Avec quelle tendresse je vous embrasse, Vera et vous,



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