Pic of the Week: Stravinsky comes calling on Nielsen

Pic of the Week: Stravinsky comes calling on Nielsen


norman lebrecht

September 09, 2015

This was taken in Copenhagen in 1925.

stravinsky nielsen

The only clue we have is a caption saying ‘Nimb, 1925’. Nimb was a hotel.

Can anyone identify others in the picture, or the circumstances of the meeting?

h/t: Thomas Roth


  • Erwin Poelstra says:

    As has been said so many times by commentators on this blog: please do something about the photo format and make an option to enlarge it!


    Nimb is a restaurant in the Tivoli Gardens of Copenhagen

  • Johannes says:

    I found a high(er) definition version of the picture here.

  • Dann Ross says:

    Stravinsky, Nielsen, Finn Hoffding, Frederik Schnedler-Petersen and Kongelike Kapel Members – Restaurant Nimb in Tivoli, Copenhagen, December 2 1925

  • Dan P. says:

    That is Vera de Bosset Sudeikin (who would be Mrs. Stravinsky in 1940) front right.

  • David J Gill says:

    The photo can be found in large format on the Carl Nielsen 150th Anniversary website: http://www.carlnielsen.org/en/timeline

    The picture there includes this caption: “60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Nielsen’s 60th birthday is celebrated with a concert, a banquet at Tivoli and a torchlight procession through Copenhagen. For a charge, anyone can sign the guest list, which includes many of the country’s most distinguished names.”