Sergei Prokofiev in London - 11 June, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, page 608:

Before I went I had the opportunity to hear the first performance of Stravinsky's Symphonies for Wind Instruments conducted by Koussevitzky. I did not grasp it all, especially the passages of two-part poyphony. I must hear it again. But the monkish notion of writing just for winds does appeal to me.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, p. 608. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Symphonies for Wind Instruments
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes, Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 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 00:32:37 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:15:27 +0100