Authors of this staging of work of the great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky believe that his main subject is certain "cosmism", intuitive feeling of short duration of life from the beginning till its end. It is rather... history of the earth and the first people living on it... hearing voices and noise, and a roar of the earth, its heavy pulsation which in practice, soon after staging, addressed in huge war... World War I. The scandal after the premiere which is picked up by horror of war took sometimes the paradoxical forms...
Dyagilev and his retinue... They somehow to the … very strange perceived the events. In belief that they, people of art, are obliged to be at the front as the great Guillaume Appoliner who went to the foreign legion … they suddenly began with strange things: ordered to themselves good suits … to look after wounded, employed a certain poet to work for them as the driver, generally, there was a strange staging of life.
And so they also met war which, eventually, turned back Verdun, mustard gas, yperite, a black strip in literature, poetry, philosophy, etc.
So in Stravinsky's music was put the drama which soon took place. The Misticism and "cosmism" put in music appeared a prediction.
My friend composer sent me the last photo of Igor Stravinsky made if I am not mistaken, great Richard Avedon. Ecstatic and at the same time tired face which looks to the world already gone blind eyes by then. Here pertinently to remember the Kant statement a personal imperative and the stellar sky... And in Krasnoyarsk "To spring sacred" this Kant beginning will be present.
Here beams make the way through the earth... Through an infinite arable land stars and light of the sun make the way... As magma from the earth. It is possible that this work and about death of mankind..."
Faithfully yours, Theodor Tezhik