One evening in Paris in 1930 my publisher and friend, Willy Strecker, the head of the music publishing house of Schott & Sons, and I were discussing contemporary music in general and contemporary violin music in particular. Both of us felt that if Stravinsky could be induced to compose a concerto for violin and orchestra, a very important contribution to violin music would be achieved. We decided to
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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: 179.