Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 8 May, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924, page 51:

Pacific was on before my Concerto and was greeted with noisy acclamation: some people wanted it encored; others booed. King David has made Honegger the fashionable composer and the public adores him. A year ago Pacific would have been booed off the stage. Either what musical material there is in it has simply passed me by, or there is actually none, but its absence is concealed by much inventive use of orchestration and sonority. This 'locomotive' with its famous whistle will now go round the world, treading on the necks of many composers, but when other …   more >>

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. 51. accessed: 22 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, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:58:51 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:56:58 +0100