Chapter 4, 14 June 1951


Chapter 4, 14 June 1951


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


14 June 1951


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Stravinsky
36 rue Ballu
Paris IX
June 14, 1951
Dear, Dear Igor, will I be with you on the 18th? I am so afraid I left it too late. I give you a kiss
on both cheeks. I say a big thank you to you who, every day, gives us such joy. And I say to you
Happy Birthday, Happy New Year and . . . see you soon! Because you are coming, aren’t you?
The news is all frighteningly contradictory, but I don’t want to doubt it? because that would be a
terrible disappointment.
Fondly and with all of my affection,
Nadia B.
Boulanger à Stravinsky
36 rue Ballu
Paris IX
14 juin [19]51
Cher, Cher Igor, serai-je avec vous le 18 ? J’ai si peur de m’être laissée [sic] mettre en retard. Je
vous embrasses [sic] sur les deux joues, bien fort [sic], je vous dis un grand merci, vous qui
chaque jour, nous donnez tant de joie—et je vous dis : Bon anniversaire, heureuse nouvelle
année, et…à bientôt ! Car, vous venez, n’est-ce pas ? Les nouvelles sont affreusement
contradictoires—mais je ne veux pas douter—ce serait une trop terrible déception.
Je vous embrasse—et vous dis à Vera et à vous, toute ma tendresse,
Nadia B.



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