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    In accordance with one of the last wishes of the great Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky, his body was today (Wednesday) carried to Venice in preparation for tomorrow's funeral.

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    In accordance with one of the last wishes of the great Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky, his body was today (Wednesday) carried to Venice in preparation for tomorrow's funeral. A small procession of boats carried the coffin along the canals of the city to the Church of St. John and Paul. Stravinsky's artist son Theodore and daughter-in-law Denise accompanied the coffin on the lat brief stage of its journey from New York, where the composer died last week.

    SYNOPSIS: In Venice on Wednesday, the body of renowned Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky is carried along the canals towards its last resting place. It's said that Stravinsky decided he wanted to be buried in Venice only a few months before his death.

    Stravinsky's artist son Theodore and daughter-in-law Denise accompanied the coffin on this last brief stage of its journey from New York, where the composer died last week.

    The coffin was carried into the huge Gothic Church of Saints John and Paul, to be the scene of Wednesday's funeral service and requiem, at which only Stravinsky's own music was to be played.

    After Wednesday's service, Stravinsky's body is to be ferried by gondola to the Island cemetery of San Michele, which also contains the grave of Diaghileff, founder of the Russian ballet, who helped launch Stravinsky's career.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABOF0VKS5SXKIAI10BIXDXOVTK
    Media URN:
    VLVABOF0VKS5SXKIAI10BIXDXOVTK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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