Chapter 6, 24 November 1972


Chapter 6, 24 November 1972


Théodore Stravinsky, Théodore Strawinsky


Nadia Boulanger


24 November 1972


Fondation Théodore Stravinsky, Théodore Strawinsky



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Boulanger to Théodore Strawinsky
November 24, 1972
Dear Théodore,
There is nothing to say to your letter, and yet everything to say to you.
We are “revolted” by some facts, which will basically disappear very quickly; and we hold on to
such memories here!
Today we are going to sing “Ave Maria,” “Pater [Noster]” and “Pastorale,” and we have no
doubt that everything else holds no weight next to this music of such spiritual and musical
I am thinking of you, of Denise, and am, with all my heart, your
* * *
Boulanger à Théodore Strawinsky
24 novembre 1972
Cher Théodore,
Il n’y a rien à répondre à votre mot, et pourtant tout à vous dire.
Nous sommes « révoltés » par certains faits qui au fond disparaîtront bien vite, et nous
gardons présents de tels souvenirs !
Nous allons chanter aujourd’hui l’Ave Maria, le Pater et la Pastorale et nous savons bien
que le reste ne pèse rien à côté de cette musique d’une telle signification spirituelle et
purement musicale.
Je pense à vous, à Denise, et suis de tout cœur votre,



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