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Eamon de Valera meets Igor Stravinsky (1963)

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Caption   Eamon de Valera meets Igor Stravinsky (1963)
Personalities/Groups   Stravinsky, Igor (1882 - 1971)
de Valera, Éamon (1882 - 1975)
Ó Faracháin, Roibeárd (1909 - 1984)
Paul, Tibor (1909 - 1973)
Description   President of Ireland (1959-1973) Eamon de Valera with Russian composer Igor Stravinsky on the steps outside Áras an Uachtaráin in June 1963. From left to right; an unidentified film cameraman holding his camera, an unidentified woman - possibly Stravinsky's wife?, Hungarian conductor of the RÉSO (Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra) Tibor Paul, de Valera, Stravinsky and Roibeárd Ó Faracháin (Robert Farren) RTÉ's controller of radio programmes (1953-1974).

Stravinsky was in Dublin to conduct a concert of his own works, held in St. Francis Xavier Hall, as part of the Radio Éireann Music Festival. Stravinsky is best known for his ballet scores 'The Firebird' (performed 1910) and 'The Rite of Spring' (1913).  
Collection   RTE Guide  
Photographer   Bedell, Roy  
Date of photograph   01/Jun/1963
(01/Jun/1963 - 01/Jun/1963)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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