Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - May, 1924

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 May 1924, page 55:

Went to hear Stravinsky rehearsing his Concerto, playing with orchestra for the first time in his life. He was extremely nervous, made mistakes, had memory lapses and buried his nose in the score, which he had put up on the desk in front of him. The Concerto itself is a fusion of two influences: Bach and American ragtime. The first influence I disapprove of; the second I approve, very much! He has served up music à la Bach before, in the finale of the Octet, and I took an instant dislike to it then as being so obviously fake (I have nothing against Bach's music, only against…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 55. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

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


Presumably this was the general rehearsal.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:07:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:58:38 +0100