Sergey Prokofiev in Paris - 18 June, 1925

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 June 1925, pages 179-180:

One jolly little tune from Matelots we liked very much; we sing it to Svyatoslav and it makes him laugh. When I asked Auric if it was some kind of folk song, he candidly revealed that he had taken the rhythm from a Tchaikovsky tune he particularly liked and fitted a new melody to it. Then and there he played the Tchaikovsky melody to us, which incidentally was completely dissimilar to his own. Auric is a nice lad, a bit of a daft bumpkin, but with his heart in the right place.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 June 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 179-180. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464520035341 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer
1891-1953

Listening to

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Tune from 'Matelots'
written by Georges Auric
performed by Georges Auric

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 June, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 12:07:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:58:38 +0100