E U G E N E G O O S S E N S
1936 Whole-hearted Champion
It was somewhere about the year 1911, being then a
violinist in the Queen's Hall Orchestra, that I first encountered the music of Stravinsky. Sir Henry Wood (indomitable
champion of the "new" music in those prewar days) piloted
us through the dangerous reefs of the early SCHERZO FANTASTIQUE, FIREWORKS and FIREBIRD Suite, with that calm, expert
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Book title: Igor Stravinsky.
Contributors: Edwin Corle - Editor.
Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1949.
Page number: 99.
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