Sergei Prokofiev in Theatre Astruc, Paris - early June, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 - 8 June 1913, page 429:

Next day, in the same theatre*, I heard Stravinsky's Petrushka. I was most interested to see and hear this ballet, which has not yet been seen or heard in Russia, and went to the performance with the liveliest curiosity. The way it was staged sent me into ecstasies, as the the orchestration and the wit constantly displayed, so that my attention did not flag for a moment, so engaged was it; but the music... I thought about it a great deal, and finally came to the conclusion that there is ultimately something not real about it, despite its many talented passages. But my God, …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 - 8 June 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 429. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Theatre Astruc, Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time early June, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Diaghilev's Ballets Russes season at the Theatre Astruc.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:13:38 +0000
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:41:33 +0100