Sergei Prokofiev - 16 May, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, page 602:

On the eve of the first performance there were two dress rehearsals with orchestra, in the morning and the afternoon, to which I invited my friends. There were quite a few spectators, including a number of critics and, for some reason, a clutch of American conductors: Damrosch, Hertz, Smallens and later on Monteux. Most of the scenery, costumes and the action on stage passed me by, so concentrated was I on the orchestra. The costumes were attractive, clownish, but very uncomfortable for the dancers, and Larionov had to defend himself against their protests. I thought the rehearsal went …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, p. 602. accessed: 19 July, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
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Experience Information

Date/Time 16 May, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15:33:50 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:09:07 +0100