Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 8 May, 1924, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924, page 50:

General rehearsal. I felt vigorous and in control. We rehearsed with great diligence, but of course we really need another rehearsal, especially bearing in mind that Koussevitzky is not a particularly good accompanist. Honegger's Pacific is also having its first performance in the same concert, a marvellously orchestrated piece and a prime example of how something interesting can be made without any actual music.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 50. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Pacific 231
written by Arthur Honegger
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 May, 1924, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:49:24 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:56:30 +0100