Sergei Prokofiev - 24 December, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 December 1916, page 158:

I attended a rehearsal of the roulette scene. At first I was not very happy: much of the singing seemed tentative, without much understanding of why a given phrase should be as it was or the reasons for it sounding harmonically 'wrong'. The result was stupid. But then matters righted themselves, things began to go better, and the end of the scene was being sung with gusto, some characters singing by heart.

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 December 1916, p. 158. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451561618289 accessed: 3 February, 2023

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Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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The Gambler, roulette scene
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:33:38 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:37:12 +0100