Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 18 April, 1924, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 April 1924, page 43:

Went to the dress rehearsal of Demasy's Jesus of Nazareth. Since Demasy is first and foremost a Jew and his writing treats exclusively biblical subjects, I was very interested to see what he would make of Christ. But I was unable to reach any conclusion about this as I had to leave halfway through - the rehearsal dragged on interminably. Demasy is not very original, but he does have some well-thought-out moments. The music, of which there was a lot, was very tiring to listen to: each of the eight scenes was preceded by an overture or similar piece by Wagner or Franck. A …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 April 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 43. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Incidental music in Demasy's 'Jesus of Nazareth'
written by C├ęsar Franck, Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 April, 1924, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Apr 2016 13:34:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:45:46 +0100