Chapter 5, 14 April 1952


Chapter 5, 14 April 1952


Nadia Boulanger


Igor Stravinsky


14 April 1952


Bibliothèque nationale de France



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Stravinsky to Boulanger
Mademoiselle Nadia Boulanger
36 rue Ballu
Paris 9th (France)
April 14, 1952
My dear Nadia,
A final note to respond to your letter of April 9.
We are leaving New York on Monday April 28 at 5:00 p.m. with TWA Flight 922. We have a
short stop at the Paris-Orly airfield on Tuesday, April 29 around 1:25 p.m. and continue on the
same airplane to Geneva, to attend performances of The Rake in French on May 2 and 4. We will
then return to Paris on May 8.
As for the small reception after Oedipus Rex, I cannot answer from here. We will need to talk
about this again in Paris and see how everything looks then.
Regarding The Rake, I do not know if, in the end, we will put it on in Paris in May. After what
happened to poor Désormière, it seems doubtful. But you must have known about this sooner
than I.
Fond wishes. “See you soon,”
I Str.
Stravinsky à Boulanger
Mademoiselle Nadia Boulanger
36 rue Ballu
Paris 9eme
14 avril 1952
Chere Nadia,
Ce dernier mot pour repondre a votre note du 9 avril.
Nous quittons New York Lundi 28 Avril a 17 Heures par TWA Flight 922. Nous ferons une
courte escale a l’aerodrome de Paris-Orly le Mardi 29 Avril vers 13 Heures [sic] 25 et
continuons notre route avec le meme avion jusqu'à Geneve, pour y assister aux representations
du Rake en francais les 2 et 4 Mai. Nous reviendrons ensuite a Paris le 8 Mai.
Pour ce qui est d’une petite reception apres OEDIPUS REX je ne peux pas repondre d’ici. Il faut
en reparler a Paris et voir comment tout se presente.
A propos du Rake j’ignore si, finalement, on va le donner a Paris en Mai. Apres ce qui est arrive
au pauvre Desormieres cela me parait douteux. Mais vous devez en savoir plus long que moi.
Je vous embrasse. « A bientôt ».
I Str.



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