Vernon Duke et al. in Paris - 24 October, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 October 1925, pages 222-223:

In the evening I played Ursignol to Dukelsky and to Balanchivadze*, at Diaghilev's request, as he was contemplating asking the latter to choreograph it. Dukelsky was completely absorbed in listening, and apart from occasionally uttering cries of euphoria did not say a word. At the end his comment was that he found the (lyrical) theme of the sailor exceptional in its freshness, and the second subject of the opening number also very good; for the rest it was good, strong material, but for him personally antipathetic.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 October 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 222-223. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464101651908 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Vernon Duke
Composer, Songwriter
1903-1969
Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer
1891-1953

Listening to

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The Steel Step
written by Sergey Prokofiev
performed by Sergey Prokofiev

Experience Information

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

Notes

* George Balanchine


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 May 2016 15:54:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:20:41 +0100