Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 24 March, 1924, at night
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March 1924, page 35:
I went to a Balmont evening, in which I could not participate this year owing to my agreement with Oeberg. Tobuk-Cherkass sang, boringly and inappropriately, although Tobuk (who in principle sings well) performed various songs to Balmont's words: Stravinsky, Tcherepnin, and some of mine. Balmont read a garland of sonnets, which he called The Golden Hoop, an admirable thing although few people had any understanding of the virtuosity required to produce a collection of sonnets. The atmosphere of the whole evening was a little chilly. This is sad, but I was not myself much taken with it.
http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459682824834 accessed: 27 January, 2021
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|Songs set to Balmont's poetry||performed by Maria Tobuk-Cherkass|
|Date/Time||24 March, 1924, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|