Sergei Prokofiev in Théâtre Lyrique - 23 May, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, page 605:

The last performance in the Ballets Russes's short season was on the 23rd, and was devoted entirely to Stravinsky's ballets. It was the first time I had seen Le Sacre on the stage, and it made a colossal impression on me: I was truly awestruck, and embraced Stravinsky with unaffected emotion. What with the success of Chout, and its favourable comparisons to the now somewhat faded Firebird, and hearing on all sides that Stravinsky had been unhorsed by Chout and was grinding his teeth in frustrated rage, I had been misled into underestimating Stravinsky. …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, p. 605. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Théâtre Lyrique


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 May, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:48:49 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:11:20 +0100