I’ve been happily exploring all the free stuff available on Google Books, including complete runs of out of print magazines like Life.   Check out what Igor Stravinsky used to do when he visited his buddy Charles Chaplin in 1937. Of interest, Stravinsky is described primarily as “the famous conductor,” although in all fairness to Life, they mention an upcoming concert in Manhattan where three of his ballet scores will be performed.

Charlie and Igor having some laughs

3 Responses to “Fun with Google Books, Part 1”
  1. Tod Brody says:

    Rather interesting that the Life caption refers to Stravinsky as the famous *conductor*.

  2. Chris Becker says:

    He did do a lot of conducting of his own works – I think he worked hard to make sure he would conduct as many performances of his work that he could.

  3. John Kennedy says:

    It was his primary source of income.

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