Sergey Prokofiev in Monte Carlo - 24 March, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March 1925, page 148:

In the evening we went to the new opera L'Enfant et les sortilèges. The very beginning is rather painful, also the coffeepot, but when the armchairs get going it is very good, in fact there is much that is excellent, like the cats' duet and the attack on the arithmetic teacher by the harp and the numbers, the lamb, and many other places where Ravel has contrived a mass of inventive effects. Alongside these delights must be set the melancholy appearance of the book, the highly dubious taste of the ballet and a good many other failings: in short the production was very …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 148. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Monte Carlo


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

Listening to

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L'Enfant et les sortil├Ęges
written by Maurice Ravel

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 March, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 May 2016 23:23:29 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:25:11 +0100