Chapter 6, 14 April 1960


Chapter 6, 14 April 1960


Nadia Boulanger


Igor Stravinsky


14 April 1960


Bibliothèque nationale



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Stravinsky to Boulanger
April 14, 1960
Very dear Nadia, Happy Easter. Your note touched me greatly.
Very busy: composition, treatments for my blood and my arteries (protection against new
surprises!?), concert here (Mass and Noces in June), conducting there (Oedipus in Santa Fe in
July), then we fly to South America for a concert tour (sharing the program with Bob), Mexico,
Bogota, Lima, Santiago, Buenos [Aires], Rio, Caracas, from August 1 to September 17. Then to
Venice where Bob and I will be conducting at the Biennale, half and half, on September 26.
We’re publishing the second volume of our conversations with Bob under the title of Memories
and Commentaries. This volume is dedicated to you.
With all my love,
Write always—I’ll be here until the beginning of July.
* * *
Stravinsky à Boulanger
14 avril 1960
Tres chere Nadia, Bonnes Paques. Votre mot m’a beaucoup touché.
Grande activite—composition, traitements de mon sang et de mes arteres (protection
contre des nouvelles surprises ! ?), concert ici (Messe et Noces en Juin), dirige la bas
(Œdipe a Santa Fe en juillet), ensuite volons en Amerique du Sud pour une tournee de
concerts (partageant avec Bob le programme) Mexico, Bogota, Lima, Santiago, Buenos,
Rio, Caracas du 1er
aout au 17 Septembre. Puis a Venise ou je dirige le 26 sept. avec Bob
½ & ½ a la Biennale.
Nous publions avec Bob le second volume de nos conversations sous le titre de Memories
and Commentaries. Ce volume vous est dedie.
Je vous embrasse de tout cœur.
[P.-S.] Ecrivez toujours—je suis ici sans bouger jusqu’au debut de juillet.



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