Sergey Prokofiev in Saint-Gilles du Gard - 18 August, 1924, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 August 1924, page 90:

In the afternoon I tried accompanying Ptashka in 'The Grey Dress', transposing it a tone higher. Musorgsky I could transpose without difficulty, but my own music I could not do at all: the result was a complete mess, and when eventually I got it right it was still not my music at all. A strange phenomenon! The composer grows ever more inextricably intertwined with his tonalities.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 August 1924. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 90. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Saint-Gilles du Gard


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

Listening to

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The Grey Dress, Op. 23, No. 2
written by Sergey Prokofiev
performed by Lina Prokofieva, Sergey Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 August, 1924, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:33:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:35:40 +0100