Chapter 1, 17 September 1931


Chapter 1, 17 September 1931


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


17 September 1931


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Stravinsky
Les Maisonettes
By Gargenville (S&O) PTH 28
Mr. I. Strawinsky
La Vironnière
September 17, 1931
Dear Friend,
I’ve received your letter—everything is finished and sent off. It is unfortunate about the C-sharp
because of the C-natural in the following measure, but . . . at the heart of the matter I am sure
you are correct, naturally.
No need to thank me, we would all be deeply honored and happy if we could help you with
anything at all. These are certainly not tasks for you.
In all haste, and with sincere affection,
Nadia Boulanger
[P.S.] I recommended to Païchadze that he have someone review the orchestral score and ensure
the corrections are incorporated. I hope that there is someone who can do that with care.
Boulanger à Stravinsky
Les Maisonettes
par [sic] Gargenville (S&O) PTH 28
Monsieur I. Strawinsky
La Vironnière
17 sept. 1931
Cher Ami,
Bien reçu votre lettre—tout est fait, envoyé. Je regrette le do-dièse à cause du do-naturel de la
mesure suivante, mais…au fond je suis sûre, naturellement, que vous avez raison.
Ne me remerciez pas, nous serions tous si fiers et heureux, au fond, si nous pouvions vous aider
en quoi que ce soit. Ce ne sont pas là des besognes pour vous.
En toute hâte, avec tant d’affection
Nadia Boulanger
[P.-S.] Je recommande à Païchadze de bien faire revoir la partition d’orchestre et de veiller à ce
que les corrections soient reportées—j’espère qu’il y [a] quelqu’un qui puisse faire cela avec



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