Chapter 1, 8 September 1931

Title

Chapter 1, 8 September 1931

Subject

Igor Stravinsky

Creator

Nadia Boulanger

Date

8 September 1931

Source

Paul Sacher Stiftung

Type

Letter

Extracted Text

Boulanger to Stravinsky
Les Maisonettes
Hanneucourt
By Gargenville (S&O) PTH 28
Igor Strawinsky
Isère
La Virronière
Voreppe
September 8, 1931
Dear Friend,
I see that certain points have already been set by you. I’m only sending you the pages containing
questions. Could you respond to the following all at once:
1) Indication of Psalm numbers?
2) Wouldn’t it be good to indicate that you wanted men’s voices and children’s (or women’s)
voices?)
The rest is as follows:
1) Compare the trumpet on p. 33 with that on p. 35.
2) the A-natural added in pencil but not by yourself on p. 22, second measure of R7.
3) And the chord on the last page—I believe very much that the C-sharp is correct, in spite of the
recordings, because when the issue arose in the orchestral part, you played a C-natural with a
shocked expression—and added the C-sharp immediately after.
Excuse me for having been slightly late—Please be sure, it was not my fault.
With deep devotion,
NB
Boulanger à Stravinsky
Les Maisonettes
Hanneucourt
By Gargenville (S&O) PTH 28
Monsieur Igor Strawinsky
Isère
La Virronière
Voreppe
8 septembre 1931
Cher Ami,
Je vois que certains points ont été déjà fixés par vous—je ne vous envoie que les pages contenant
des questions—Veuillez en même temps répondre :
1/ indication du no. des Psaumes?
2/ Ne serait-il pas bon d’indiquer que vous avez voulu des voix d’hommes et des voix d’enfants
(femmes à défaut ?)
Reste donc :
1/ la trompette p. 33 à comparer avec p. 35
2/ le la-naturel ajouté au crayon, mais pas de votre main p. 22, seconde mes[ure] de [R]7
3/ et l’accord de la dernière page—mais je crois vraiment au do dièse, malgré les disques, car
vous avez joué, quand la partition d’orchestre avec son do-naturel a soulevé la discussion, ce do-
naturel avec une sorte de révolte—et avez ajouté le dièse aussitôt.
Pardon d’avoir un peu tardé –ce n’est pas de ma faute, soyez-en s[û]r.
En profond dévouement
NB

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