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.

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 November 1921, p. 623. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458993896600 accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: Chicago Opera

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

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