Serge Diaghileff in Rome - 18 February, 1915

from Sergey Prokofiev diaires: 18 February 1915, page 22:

Diaghilev was anxious to know what was the state of progress with the ballet. I outlined the subject to him, and then played through the music. This provoked a monumental discussion along the following lines: 'What an earth are you, a Russian composer with a Russian theme, thinking of, writing international music?! This will not do.' In Diaghilev's view, there can be no place for international music. Naturally, the term 'national' should not be taken to mean simple folk melodies or a narrow interpretation, but it was a sine qua non that there should be a bedrock of the …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaires: 18 February 1915, p. 22. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Serge Diaghileff
Impresario Founder of the Ballets Russes

Listening to

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Ala i Lolli
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 February, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:07:44 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:47:13 +0100