Sergei Prokofiev - 23 March, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 March 1916, page 108:

In the evening I again went to the Koussevitzky concert. Needless to say, the main point was to be with Marinochka, but also to hear Alchevsky, who sang the long part in Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust. The work itself is tedious in the extreme, neither moving the listener with real tragedy nor beguiling him with lyricism, but the orchestration is in places so amazing as to make one gasp - with coloration that although written seventy years ago makes one think of Strauss (Richard).

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 March 1916, p. 108. accessed: 17 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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La damnation de Faust
written by Hector Berlioz
performed by Dimitri Alchevsky, Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 March, 1916, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:31:34 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:34:14 +0100