Chapter 4, 22 August 1951


Chapter 4, 22 August 1951


Nadia Boulanger


Igor Stravinsky


22 August 1951


Bibliothèque Nationale De Paris



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Stravinsky to Boulanger
Excelsior Napoli
August 22, 1951
Dearest Nadia,
I received your telegraph upon my arrival.
Thank you! Unfortunately, the “air conditioning” on the SS Constitution wished me a case of
pneumonia, Yes! A very good local doctor took agressive measures = penicillin (strong doses)
and at the end of this week (August 26) I am going to Milan (Hotel Duomo) to start to work.
Théodore's family is here close by.
Very, very affectionately,
I Str
P.S. Vera has had horrible, unending bronchitis this whole time!!
Stravinsky à Boulanger
Excelsior Napoli
22 août 1951
Dearest Nadia
A mon arrivée ici, votre cable.
Merci ! Malheureusement l’ « air contioning [sic]» de notre SS « Constitution » m’a voulu une
pneumonie, Oui ! Un très bon docteur d’ici a pris des mesures energiques = penicillin [sic]
(fortes doses) et fin de cette semaine (le 26 août) je vais à Milan (Hôtel Duomo) pour
commencer à travailler.
Les Théodores sont ici près de nous.
Je vous embrasse très, très affectueusement,
I Str
P.S. Vera a eu pendant ce temps une bronchite à tant cesser !!



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