Sergei Prokofiev in London - early June, 1921
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, pages 606-607:
I raised no objection to the cut, even though I was sorry to lose the final section of the fifth scene, the shaking to death of the goat. By contrast, I was quite happy to lose the opening of the sixth scene, and although I love the fifth entr'acte very much, it is almost never listened to properly because of the audience talking.
We therefore rehearsed the cut, and I was very glad to see our ballet troupe, a delightful and amusing group of people. We then went to lunch at the Savoy, and then back to rehearse with the orchestra. Ansermet had already done some preliminary rehearsals … more >>
http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, p. 606-607. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458737975045 accessed: 4 July, 2022
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written by Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes, Ernest Ansermet|
|Date/Time||early June, 1921|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
S.P. is discussing cuts to Chout, presumably suggested by Diaghilev.