Serge Diaghileff et al. - 17 May, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 May 1920, page 514:

In the evening I again attended Pulcinella which this time I followed with the score, a model of neatness and clarity that gave me great pleasure. After the performance there was supper at Mme Edwards, where Stravinsky and Diaghilev very nearly came to blows. Stravinsky complained that at the end of Pulcinella the curtain had come down too slowly, to which Diaghilev retorted: C'est parce que tu as raté la fin.'* Stravinsky went for him then, declaring that Pulcinella was a work of genius and that Diaghilev had no understanding …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 May 1920, p. 514. accessed: 13 July, 2024


Serge Diaghileff
Impresario Founder of the Ballets Russes
Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 May, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* 'That's because you messed up the ending.'

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 13:03:40 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:45:19 +0100