Sergei Prokofiev in Theatre Astruc, Paris - early June, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3-8 June 1913, pages 429-430:

Petrushka is a short work, and so it was followed this evening by Ravel's Daphnis*. I have never been much interested in modern French music, and hearing Daphnis did little to win me over to it. Undoubtedly this music possesses its own attractive aroma but there is so much water in it, its contours are so diffuse, that all in all it is not worth listening to. On top of this, the story of Daphnis is not very interesting, and Ravel has no notion of how to illustrate what is happening on stage. As long as we are deadling with poetic maidens and …   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. 429-430. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Theatre Astruc, Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Daphis et ChloƩ
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time early June, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* A performance by the Ballets Russes at the Theatre Astruc.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:21:09 +0000
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:42:20 +0100