Igor Stravinksy et al. in Palais Garnier - 11 May, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 May 1920, pages 509-510:

In the evening I was in Diaghilev's box for the second performance by the Ballets Russes (they perform three times a week) and saw the Chant du Rossignol, the ballet fashioned by Stravinsky from The Nightingale*. I listened with tremendous interest, especially to the orchestration; as for the music there is much that is interesting, but also much that is redundant scratching. I must hear it again. The Rite of Spring, when Stravinsky and I played it four-hands in MIlan, produced a far stronger effect on me than this ballet. Massine's staging is very …   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 May 1920, p. 509-510. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452429460961 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Le chant du Rossignol
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 May, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Based on the first two acts of the opera, which Stravinsky had composed in 1913-14. ** S.P. was mistaken as to the identity of the set-designer: the set-designs for this ballet were actually by Matisse.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:37:41 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:43:04 +0100