Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago - 29 December, 1919, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 December 1919, page 453:

In the evening I went to the Bolms' recently staged ballet to music by the American composer Carpenter. It makes me feel angry that pieces with music resembling yesterday's leftovers can get produced, while my opera, a truly contemporary work, is left on the shelf and the composer has to expend all his energy and resources on squeezing out a crust of bread (even if spread with a bit of butter).

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 December 1919, p. 453. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Ballet music
written by Valdimir Metzl, John Alden Carpenter

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 December, 1919, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:39:45 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:35:59 +0100