NABOKV-L post 0022976, Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:59:10 -0400

Quiz Answer
[EDNOTE. Carolyn Kunin sent in her announcement of the correct answer at
almost the same time that Anthony Stadlen, unbeknownst to her, submitted
that answer to the List. -- SES]

The time for responses to the Quiz has now elapsed, so unfortunately no
one wins the prize. The correct answer is Diaghilev was responsible for
all those ballet scores composed by Stravinsky, because he commissioned

Since there was no prize, as promised her is the surPrize (from
Wikipedia article on Igor Stravinsky)

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinsky or
Stravinskii; Russian: Игорь Фёдорович
transliterated: Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; Russian pronunciation:
[ˌiɡərʲ ˌfʲjodɐrɐvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj]; 17 June
[O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian, and later French and
American composer, pianist and conductor.

In other words: yesterday was Igor Stravinsky's 130th Birthday and I
have to confess, this came as a surprise to me, too - by coincidence
Richard Taruskin sent me an email informing me of the date after I had
already posed the Quiz. Had someone won the contest I would have sent
them a nice cd recording of Petrushka played on two pianos as performed
at the Ojai Festival this year which I was fortunate enough to have

As for what I had in mind for the surprise, I hate to admit it, but I
hadn't actually gotten that far.

Thanks for playing - it was great fun,


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