Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago Opera - 5 November, 1921, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 November 1921, page 621:

I spent the afternoon in the library again, correcting the parts, and when I emerged I went into the hall where the orchestra was rehearsing Salome. Richard Strauss was present, having just arrived in Chicago, and Mary Garden as well. Garden hung on to my arm and asked me how Oranges were. 'Oranges are growing,' I told her, but Garden was already talking to someone else. 

I asked her to introduce me to Strauss, which she willingly did, recommending me as 'the famous Russian composer'. Strauss (we conversed in French, as I had forgotten my …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 November 1921, p. 621. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Chicago Opera


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Richard Strauss
performed by Chicago Opera orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 November, 1921, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:22:39 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:19:23 +0100