Chapter 6, 6 March 1961


Chapter 6, 6 March 1961


Nadia Boulanger


Igor Stravinsky


6 March 1961


Bibliothèque nationale



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Stravinsky to Boulanger
Miss Nadia Boulanger
36 rue Ballu
Paris IX
March 6, 1961
My very dear Nadia,
I was deeply touched by your affectionate message and send you all my love.
I’ve finished (we are in the process of correcting the proofs in London) the composition for
Sacher (Basel*)—a sort of cantata (alto, tenor, choral, orch., and a narrator): A Sermon, a
Narrative, and a Prayer and have put myself to work on “Flood.” That one will be good to
Good health for the moment. Beginning March in Mexico (for ten days—Easter), where I am
conducting The Rite and Vera will have an exhibition of her gorgeous paintings.
Heartfelt wishes,
I Str.
[P.S.] In July in Santa Fe—conducting Oedipus and Perséphone. End of August–September we
are planning to go to Australia with Bob. October in Berlin with Santa Fe Opera, with Radio
Brussels and BBC in London.
* * *
Stravinsky à Boulanger
Miss Nadia Boulanger
36 rue Ballu
Paris IX-eme
6 mars 1961
Très chère Nadia,
Je suis profondément touché par votre affectueux message et vous embrasse de tout cœur.
Fini (on est en train de corriger à Londres les épreuves) la composition pour Sacher
(Bâle*) d’une sorte de cantate (alto, tenor , choral, orch., et une narrator) : A Sermon, A
Narrative, and a Prayer et me suis mis au travail du Flood. Cela sera bons composer.
Les santés bonnes pour le moment. Commencement mars à Mexico (pour 10 jours—
Pâques) où je dirige le Sacre et Vera aura une exposition de ses ravissants tableaux.
Vous embrasse sans cesse
I Str.
[P.-S.] En juillet à Santa Fe—dirige Œdipes et Perséphone. Fin Aout—Sept. Projettons
l’Australie avec Bob. Oct. à Berlin avec l’Opera de Santa Fe, puis radio Bruxelles et BBC
de Londres.



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