Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 9 April, 1924, at night
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 April 1924, page 41:
From Koussevitzky I went on to a concert at which Villa-Lobos's Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon was performed. He has an excellent knowledge of these instruments and deploys a mass of interesting ideas in rhythm, sonorities, etc., but he lacks a sense of flow and I am not sure how worthwhile the actual material is. If he were twenty-two, I would say without hesitation that he has the makings of a significant composer, but as he is already thirty-two all one can do is hold back from too harsh a judgement on the less successful passages while awaiting further compositions.
http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 April 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 41. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459686072594 accessed: 18 October, 2021
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written by Heitor Villa-Lobos
|Date/Time||9 April, 1924, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|