BORIS DE SCHLOEZER
(Translated by Ezra Pound)
. . . Interviewed by a Russian journalist, Stravinsky once condemned Scriabine as "a being devoid of all national character. He hasn't a passport. One must have a passport." . . .
It is now ten years since the composer abandoned the so vast domain of Russian popular song, from which he had for so long drawn inspiration, and which had been the base of nearly all his work up to NOCES and RENARD ( 1917).