Sergei Prokofiev in Monte Carlo - 25 April, 1921

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 April 1921, pages 596-597:

Rehearsals started on Monday the 25th. Larionov told me that he had already staged three scenes, but they were in such a dreadful condition that he might just as well have not choreographed them at all. The music was being provided by a pianist called Zemskaya, and it became clear that it was here, in the musical accompaniment, that the main problem lay. The lady had just been given the music and told to work it out as best she could, and then to play it for the rehearsals. She had not the slightest notion of either the music or the tempi, nor of the rhythm nor, most importantly, of the …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 April 1921, p. 596-597. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Monte Carlo


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Zemskaya

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 April, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:46:14 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:04:29 +0100