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 >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, p. 606-607. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes, Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time early June, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


S.P. is discussing cuts to Chout, presumably suggested by Diaghilev.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:59:35 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:12:48 +0100