Sergei Prokofiev - 1 March, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1916, page 94:

In the score of his own opera he has removed many of the progressions in thirds and whole tones, and this has greatly sharpened up the piece. I am still not sure whether this is real music or Kapellmeister music. Much of it I truly like, but a score on fifty staves does have a sonewhat overwhelming effect. Coates calls me his professor and acts on the slightest hint I let drop.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1916, p. 94. accessed: 14 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Albert Coates
performed by Albert Coates

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 March, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:02:40 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:33:08 +0100