Sergei Prokofiev in London - 9 June, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921:

The actual first night was on the 9th. As I came out to conduct I was greeted by a great ovation and bowed twice. Why was this? Was I already that well known in London? Surely Diaghilev could not have organised it? To do so would have meant handing out free tickets to a claque, and all the tickets had long ago been sold. More likely it was the Russians applauding, as there were a lot of them in the audience. The show went well, and I was only nervous when we got to the cut we had instituted. The orchestra played far better than the one in Paris. At the conclusion there was a tremendous …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921. 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

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 June, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:09:49 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:14:18 +0100