Sergey Prokofiev in Paris - 3 June, 1925, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 June 1925, page 169:

Second rehearsal, a full one this time in the theatre foyer, which meant that everything was very loud. Some things sounded well, but most of it was unsatisfactory.

Koussevitzky does not know the tempi, neither am I absolutely sure of them. The result was more annoying than pleasurable. I shall not rush to embark on another piece as dense and unwieldy as this one: Dukelsky is right, one must write more simply and diatonically.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 June 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 169. accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

Listening to

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Symphony no. 2
written by Gustav Mahler, Sergey Prokofiev
performed by Sergey Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 June, 1925, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 26 May 2016 23:59:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:15:15 +0100