Alexey Kal et al. in Los Angeles - 29 December, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 December 1920, pages 563-564:

The songs [Ariadna Rumanova's] were followed by a symphonic poem with a fully written-out score. This was hideously inept, and yet in amongst the ineptitude one would suddenly come across a real invention, often incoherent but a real invention nonetheless. Initially I was not inclined to have any time at all for her music, but these attempts to say something new did win me over. On top of that, the score was beautifully written, with never a missing accidental.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 December 1920, p. 563-564. accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Alexey Kal
Music Critic, Professor of Music History
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Symphonic poem
written by Ariadna Rumanova (née Nikolskaya)
performed by Ariadna Rumanova (née Nikolskaya)

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 December, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:02:51 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:55:59 +0100