Chapter 5, 5 April 1956


Chapter 5, 5 April 1956


Théodore Stravinsky, Théodore Strawinsky


Nadia Boulanger


5 April 1956


Paul Sacher Stiftung



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Boulanger to Théodore Strawinsky
The Palace, Principality of Monaco
April 5, 1956
Dear Théodore,
Would you please tell His Majesty how much I am touched by His thoughts and am sorry that I
am unable to accept His gracious invitation, but I am here to prepare the nuptial mass for the
Prince of Monaco whom I knew as a child, and I am kept here for this ceremony with all my
I regret missing the concert in every respect—how I would like to see all three of you again in
Venice, in any case! Your Father seems to be involved in the most enriching activities—How
I send you all my most tender affection.
Nadia B.
Boulanger à Théodore Strawinsky
Le Palais. Monaco Principauté de Monaco
5 avril 1956
Cher Théodore,
Voulez-vous bien dire à Sa Majesté combien je suis touchée par Sa pensée et désolée de ne
pouvoir me rendre à Sa gracieuse invitation, mais je suis ici pour préparer la messe de mariage
du Prince de Monaco que j’ai connu enfant, et c’est de tout mon cœur que je suis retenue par
cette cérémonie.
Je regrette tant de manquer ce concert à tous égards—que je voudrais vous revoir tous trois à
Venise, en tout cas ! Votre Père semble dans la plus féconde des activités—Quel bonheur.
Je vous embrasse tous de toute ma tendre affection.
Nadia B.



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