Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier, Paris - 15 May, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 May 1920, page 512:

In the evening I attended the premiere of Stravinsky's new ballet Pulcinella, based on music by Pergolesi that Diaghilev had dug up from somewhere or other. It is very interesting, although Stravinsky has sometimes rather overdone the antique style. The keening after Pierrot's murder is wonderful.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 May 1920, p. 512. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier, Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Igor Stravinksy, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 May, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:46:21 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:44:05 +0100