Sergei Prokofiev - 29 October, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 November 1916, page 147:

The performance of Ala had all the trappings of a great occasion - crowds of people wanting to hear it, all tickets sold out, and so forth. What was a great joy to me was to hear, from the very first bars, how much better the orchestra sounded on stage and with the iron curtain. The orchestra played much better than it had done in January, but could have done with still more refinement. As it was, from a certain lack of confidence in the barbaric music, also occasionally from hostility, the orchestra neither could nor would play sensitively. All the same, the finale came …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 November 1916, p. 147. accessed: 20 July, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
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Ala i Lolli
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

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Date/Time 29 October, 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 23:24:29 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:35:58 +0100