Sergey Prokofiev in Paris - 8 June, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 June 1925, pages 173-174:

In the evening I went to an orchestral concert of contemporary music conducted by Straram. Delage, Casella, Ravel's Valses nobles - all deeply soporific. There was more life about the Italian Rieti, whose piece had much charm and wit; but no Italian can resist the temptation from time to time to lapse into a special kind of Italian vulgarity - a pity!

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 June 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 173-174. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464304347332 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer
1891-1953

Listening to

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Valses nobles
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Orchestra des Concerts Straram, Walther Straram
contemporary works
written by Alfredo Casella, Vittorio Rieti, Maurice Delage
performed by Orchestra des Concerts Straram, Walther Straram

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 27 May 2016 00:12:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:04:04 +0100