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

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

Dukelsky was waiting waiting for us after L'Enfant to play us his ballet, so we proceeded into a rehearsal room where we were joined by Kokhno. Dukelsky described the ballet as 'classical with a whiff of Russian', a description I did not much care for. And certainly the first number, which was lively and not at all bad, answered to the description. But I already liked the theme of the second number, and the rest of the piece, especially the superb theme and variations (even though the theme itself was in some ways derivative and stylised). The penultimate number I liked less. …   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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New ballet score
written by Vernon Duke
performed by Vernon Duke

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 May 2016 23:36:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:24:44 +0100