Sergei Prokofiev in Mariinsky Theatre - 2 November, 1907

from Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 2 November 1907, page 21:

Have just returned from Lohengrin. A good opera, very good, but I place it below Tannhäuser and even The Flying Dutchman. The other day I visited a now-convalescent Myaskovsky and met there another officer who is also a musician. I have just met him again and had a talk with him. I said that there is much more material in Tannhäuser; he said that this is because Tannhäuser is a finished work of art while Lohengrin is, so to say, a sketch for the Grail, and it is very possible that Wagner put a great deal more into the first than he did into the second.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 2 November 1907. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 21. accessed: 23 September, 2023

location of experience: Mariinsky Theatre


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by Imperial Russian Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 November, 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:34:41 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 May 2018 09:50:36 +0100