Chapter 6, 8 September 1957


Chapter 6, 8 September 1957


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


8 September 1957


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Théodore Strawinsky
September 8, 1957
Hotel du Golf Chalet at Goblet
To be so close—and so far—I have arrived here, overcome by the tyranny of sleep—I am
regaining my spirits—I’ll see you upon my return from Villars, where I’m going to spend five
days with the Markevitch family. But if you could send me the addresses of your Father before
[he leaves Europe], you would make me very happy, as I must thank him. His writing seems to
show he is doing well. To think that he passed by Ballu and I was in Fontainebleau—never
suspecting that I was missing out on such a great joy!
To Denise and to you, dear Théodore, from my heart,
Nadia B
* * *
Boulanger à Strawinsky
8 septembre 1957
Hôtel du Golf Chalet à Gobet
Etre si près—et si loin—suis arrivée ici, dominée par le sommeil tyrannique—je
commence à retrouver mes esprits—vous verrai à mon retour de Villars où je vais passer
5 jours chez les Markévitch. Mais si vous pouviez avant m’envoyer ici les addresses [sic]
de votre Père, vous me feriez bien grand plaisir, car je dois le remercier. Son écriture
semble montrer qu’il va bien. Songez qu’il est passé sur Ballu et j’étais à
Fontainebleau—ne me doutant pas que je perdais une si grande joie !
A Denise et à vous, cher Théodore de tout cœur.
Nadia B



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