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December 1947: Igor Stravinsky at Work on ‘The Rake’s Progress’

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. In late November, composer Igor Stravinsky had a guest at his home in the Hollywood Hills (The Times is elusive as to its exact location). His … Continue reading

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Stravinsky Premieres ‘Danses Concertantes’ in Los Angeles

Feb. 1, 1942: The Times serializes Hallett Abend’s “Japan Unmasked.” Abend (d. 1955) was The Times city editor from 1920 to 1924 and was later a Far East correspondent for the New York Times.  (Note: An interesting line from his … Continue reading

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Stravinsky turns 75

  June 3, 1957 Los Angeles Los Angeles celebrates the 75th birthday of one of its most famous emigre composers with a concert at UCLA and  a party in Beverly Hills. Calling him "the dean of the world’s music composers" … Continue reading

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