Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago - 3 November, 1921, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 November 1921, page 620:

The orchestra is first class, and the sound in the auditorium is wonderful. Not only that, but Smallens, whatever else he did, had five three-hour rehearsals in October, and as a result everything went very smoothly and pleasantly. It all soudned good, sometimes very good, and original, especially Scene Two, the Infernal scene. But what delighted me more than anything was the bassoon trill when Leander says: 'You've been eavesdropping on state secrets!' I had completely forgotten about this trill, and it sounds marvellous, particularly as the bassoons are sitting right under my nose. During…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 November 1921, p. 620. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Love of Three Oranges, Op.33
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Chicago Opera orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 November, 1921, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:47:23 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:17:44 +0100