Sergei Prokofiev in Theatre Gaîté Lyrique, Rue Papin, Paris - late May, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, page 604:

Next day the group reassembled, pleased with our previous evening's drinking bout. Chout was given three more times, the orchestra playing worse and worse on each occasion, and in the final performance I heard someone deliberately accompanying the Merchant's theme in thirds. At the end of the performance I confronted the orchestra manager in a fury. He made enquiries among the musicians but they were adamant that no one had done this, and the orchestra manager declared himself satisfied that he was not being lied to. But none of this caused me to alter my opinion.

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, p. 604. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458663156677 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: Theatre Gaîté Lyrique, Rue Papin, Paris

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Chout
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:12:37 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:10:40 +0100