Only Connect - Igor Stravinsky <> Thomas Eliot

How are these sitters connected?


Samuel Dushkin; Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, by Paul Tanqueray, 1934 - NPG  - © estate of Paul Tanqueray

Samuel Dushkin; Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
by Paul Tanqueray
1934
NPG x25925

T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron, 1949 - NPG  - © The estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS, 2013<br />

T.S. Eliot
by Patrick Heron
1949
NPG 4467

The connection
T.S.Eliot and Igor Stravinsky discussed the premiere of Stravinsky’s Canticum Sacrum in San Marco, Venice which was criticised in Time magazine using a reference to the title of Eliot’s play, Murder in the Cathedral.

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NPG P438 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Igor Stravinsky <> Herbert Wells


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