Chapter 5, 13 February 1952


Chapter 5, 13 February 1952


Nadia Boulanger


Igor Stravinsky


13 February 1952


Bibliothèque nationale de France



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Stravinsky to Boulanger
(starts with copy of a letter to Antonio Ghinghelli, Italy)
Dr. Antonio Ghiringhelli
Teatro alla Scala
Milan (Italy)
February 13, 1952
Dear friend,
Thank you for your letter of February 7 which cleared up the confusion surrounding the question
of the volumes of The Rake's Progress for me.
No matter what the origin of one or the other, the reality is that the two volumes that
Mademoiselle Boulanger has already received from you are not those I had intended for her. In
this case, I ask you to please send Mademoiselle Boulanger, 36 rue Ballu, Paris, 9e, the three
volumes that you still have at my disposal in your archives.
Thank you in advance and excuse the inconvenience.
Stravinsky à Boulanger
(au début, une copie d’une lettre destinée à Antonio Ghiringhelli, Italie)
Dr. Antonio Ghiringhelli
Teatro alla Scala
Milan (Italie)
13 février 1952
Cher ami,
Merci de votre lettre du 7 fevrier qui eclarait pour moi la confusion entourant la question des
volumes du Rake’s Progress.
Quelle que soit la provenance des uns ou des autres, il se fait que les deux volumes que
Mademoiselle Boulanger a deja recus de vous ne sont pas ceux que je lui destinais. Dans ces
conditions, je vous prie de bien vouloir envoyer a Mademoiselle Boulanger, 36 rue Ballu, Paris,
, les trois volumes que vous avez encore a ma disposition dans vos archives.
Merci d’avance et excusez le derangement ainsi cause.



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