Serge Diaghileff et al. in Rome - early March, 1915

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6-9 March 1915, page 26:

[Marginal note on the entry for 6 - 9 March] 'Diaghilev is nervous whenever he is on the water, and would not allow the rowers to sing. There was a light breeze, and although the boat rocked only slightly, it was enough to frighten Diaghilev. When the oarsmen started to sing softly, Diaghilev stopped them, saying that this was no time to sing, seeing that any moment we might be drowned.'

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6-9 March 1915, p. 26. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Rome


Serge Diaghileff
Impresario Founder of the Ballets Russes
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Oarsmen singing performed by Italian oarsmen

Experience Information

Date/Time early March, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:13:45 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:38:04 +0100