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.

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1916, p. 94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451394159975 accessed: 30 June, 2022

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Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Assurbanipal
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