Maurice Ravel et al. in Theatre Gaîté Lyrique, Rue Papin, Paris - late May, 1921, at night

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

The piece [Chout] was an exceptional success among musicians. Ravel described it as a work of genius, Stravinsky as the single modern work he could listen to with pleasure. 'Les six'* spluttered with delight, although the appearance of Chout was a blow to them, representing something they ought to have done themselves but had not been able to. Larionov wittily and cruelly punned on the six-of-one-and-half-a-dozen-of-the-other nature of 'Les six'.

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/1458663932347 accessed: 9 August, 2022

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

Listeners

Maurice Ravel
Composer
1875-1937
Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
1882-1971

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, indoors, in public

Notes

* Les six: the group of French composers comprising Darius Milhaud, Artur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Georges Auric, Germaine Taillefer and Lous Durey.


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:25:32 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:10:51 +0100