Sergey Prokofiev in Paris - 16 June, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 June 1925, pages 178-179:

To Diaghilev's season again yesterday. The first item was Le Chant du rossignol - slow and boring. There followed the premiere of Matelots. These sailors are delineated in the simplest outline, and it is obvious that Auric was in a terrible rush when composing the score. The music is 'nautical', which is to say rollicking but à la française, which is further to say that it is gay and tuneful in a chansonnier sort of way. Some of the material is quite attractive but some of it is unbearable, for instance the tune we had been …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 June 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 178-179. accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

Listening to

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The Nightingale
written by Igor Stravisnky
written by Georges Auric
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 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 23:31:51 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:01:32 +0100