Chapter 6, 1 December 1956


Chapter 6, 1 December 1956


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


1 December 1956


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Stravinsky
36 rue Ballu, 9th
Telephone: Trinité 57-91
Mr. and Mrs. Igor Strawinsky
c/o Mrs. A. Sachs
The Ritz Hotel
Place Vendôme
December 1, 1956
You are going to spend a few hours in Paris, my dears, and I am stuck here in this clinic. What
can I say? The inevitability of the situation makes me so deeply sad.
I send my love and am with all my heart your
Nadia B.
Many prayers to God for you, you fight with such immense courage, but this does not surprise
me. May He grant you His Saintly protection.
[P.S.] Just now, Théodore, whom I called, relayed to me what Dr. Gilbert said. I am delighted the
concert in Rome was so beautiful. I hope that you thought so and were satisfied in spite of
* * *
Boulanger à Stravinsky
36 rue Ballu 9è
Téléph : Trinité 57-91
Monsieur et Madame I. Strawinsky
Aux bons soins de Madame A. Sachs
Hôtel Ritz
Place Vendôme
1 décembre 1956
Vous allez passer quelques heures à Paris, mes très chers, et je suis immobilisée, à la
clinique. Que dire. C’est une fatalité qui m’est un profond chagrin.
Je vous embrasse, de tout mon cœur je suis votre,
Nadia B.
Et tant de prières vont vers Dieu pour vous qui luttez avec un tel courage, trop grand,
mais qui ne surprend que bien peu. Qu’Il vous ait en Sa Sainte Garde.
A l’instant Theodore qu[e] j’ai appelé me raconte ce que lui a dit le Docteur Gilbert. Quel
bonheur que ce concert à Rome ait été si beau. J’espère que vous en avez eu le sentiment,
et une satisfaction malgré tout.



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