Ben Hecht et al. in Chicago Opera - 28 December, 1921, in the afternoon

from Appendix 6: Fantastic Lollypops, page 736:

Music like this has never come from the orchestra pit of the Auditorium. Strange combinations of soumnds that seem to come from street pianos, New Year's Eve horns, harmonicas and old-fashioned musical beer steins that play when you lift them up. Mr Prokofieff waves his shirt-sleeved arms and the sounds increase.

There is nothing difficult about this music - that is, unless you are unfortunately enough to be a music critic. But to the untutored ear there is a charming capriciousness about the sounds from the orchestra. Cadenzas pirouette in the treble. Largos toboggan in the bass. …   more >>

cite as

Ben Hecht, Appendix 6: Fantastic Lollypops, p. 736. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Chicago Opera


Ben Hecht
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Love of Three Oranges, Op.33
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Artists of the Chicago Opera, Nina Koshetz, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 December, 1921, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:49:30 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:27:23 +0100