Chapter 1, 5 April 1938


Chapter 1, 5 April 1938


Igor Stravinsky


Nadia Boulanger


5 April 1938


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Stravinsky
Garden Street
Cambridge Mass.
Via “Queen Mary”
Sailing 6 avril
M. Igor Strawinsky
25 Faubourg St. Honoré
Paris, France
April 5, 1938
Dear Friend,
I am arriving from Washington—the performance can only take place in the first week of May—
rehearsals begin on the first. I have sent you a wire, because the program with the Thèmes du
concerto must to be given to the printer before the 20th because of the Blisses’ trip. I am also
anxious to work through the finale—because of my eyes, I must know it almost by heart.
Mrs. Bliss has asked me to handle all expenses for you—and yours [your family’s]? I would very
much like news!
With deepest affection,
Boulanger à Igor Stravinsky
The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia
1616 Latimer Street
Via « Queen Mary »
Sailing 6 avril
M. Igor Strawinsky
25 Faubourg St. Honoré
Paris, France
5 avril 1938
Cher Ami,
J’arrive de Washington—la séance ne peut avoir lieu que dans la 1ère
semaine de Mai—
répétitions commençant le 1er
. Je vous ai câblé, car le programme avec les Thèmes du Concerto
doit être donné à l’imprimeur avant le 20 — à cause d’un voyage des Bliss. Je suis aussi
anxieuse de travailler le final—à cause de mes yeux je dois savoir à peu près par cœur.
Mrs. Bliss m’a chargée de tout depensées [sic] pour vous—et les votres [sic]—je voudrais tant
avoir des nouvelles !
A vous de tout cœur,



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