Sergei Prokofiev in Tokyo - 13 July, 1918

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 June [13 July] 1918, page 303:

The Englishman has an excellent library of modern music. I did not compose today, but played Reger, Roger, Ravel, Medtner, which gave me great pleasure. Despite the noisy réclame of modernism, all this music is harmonious, admirably done and pleasant to the ear. But it is not profound. My music is better.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 June [13 July] 1918, p. 303. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Tokyo


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Modern music
written by Maurice Ravel, Max Reger, Jean Roger-Ducasse, Nikolai Medtner
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 July, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 00:28:29 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:26:14 +0100