From the sea-side, where I have come for a rest, Igor Stravinsky's last adventure presents itself with a simplicity and relief which makes it easily comprehensible at once.
The critics and the Parisian public, having grown accustomed to L'OISEAU DE FEU, received PETRUCHKA very badly when it first appeared; then, when they had got accustomed to PETRUCHKA, they hissed LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS. Today, accustomed to LE SACRE, they are sulky about MAVRA.
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Publication information: Book title: Igor Stravinsky. Contributors: Edwin Corle - Editor. Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1949. Page number: 21.
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