Notes on Music
2:12 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Dumbarton Oaks

            Wedding anniversary gifts are always special, and various years of marriage are usually marked by certain gifts:  crystal for the 15th, silver for the 25th, and so on. 

However, for his 30th anniversary, Robert Woods Bliss wanted to give his wife something very special:  he commissioned Igor Stravinsky to write a chamber concerto,  entitled Dumbarton Oaks, and named for his estate.

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