Sergei Prokofiev in Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York City - 5 January, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 January 1920, page 458:

In the evening I went to the premiere of Ravel's L'heure espagnole and ran Johnson to earth in his office. He asked me to come to see him tomorrow at three o'clock.

L'heure espagnole is typical Ravel: diffuse, liquescent, elegant, wonderful-sounding, often very witty. The subject is frivolous, insipid, and in choosing it as a subject Ravel sometimes miscalculates: in places he is too slow and lags behind the jokes; and elsewhere, when he pastiches banality, he can produce, if you like, too elegant a banality, and this one should not do.

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 January 1920, p. 458. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452296853692 accessed: 24 November, 2020

location of experience: Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York City

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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L'heure espagnole
written by Maurice Ravel

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 January, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:47:34 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:36:31 +0100