Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago Opera - 7 November, 1921, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 November 1921, page 623:

In the afternoon there was another rehearsal (the fourth) with the orchestra, with such a frightful draught to the back of my head that I resorted to wrapping a scarf round my neck and wearing a hat, thus working up a tremendous sweat while I was conducting. I got right through the whole opera, and the final pages sounded so marvellous (which I had not expected) that I realised the orchestra must have strained every last nerve for the final bars. The orchestra gave me an ovation which I acknowledged, removing my hat to do so.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 November 1921, p. 623. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Chicago Opera


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 7 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 12:04:57 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:20:44 +0100