Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago - 4 December, 1918, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 November [4 December] 1918, page 361:

The orchestra played Scythian Suite very well, but the Concerto was not good at all. De Lamarter, who is here only temporarily and somewhat accidentally, is to put it plainly no sort of conductor, and to add to it did not know the score, so his ineffectual arm-waving produced a travesty of the piece. Although it is not done to discredit a conductor by making suggestions to him in front of the orchestra, De Lamarter can never have had any credit to lose anyhow, so I took charge of the rehearsal myself, leaving De Lamarter off to one side. I concentrated on getting the …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 November [4 December] 1918, p. 361. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Ala i Lolli
written by Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto no.1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Eric De Lamarter, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 December, 1918, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:40:42 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:27:58 +0100