From “An Autobiography” by Igor Stravinsky (1936)
“I can never concentrate on my work if I am where I can be overheard, so that it was impossible for me to settle down with my piano in the boarding house in which I was staying with my family. I therefore chose this isolated place in the hope of finding peace and solitude, free from all importunate neighbors.”
Stravinsky, Igor (2011-05-24). An Autobiography (Kindle Locations 1786-1788). . Kindle Edition.
THE BOOK IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN and is free to read on a Kindle.