Igor Stravinksy et al. in Paris - 26 May, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 May 1924, page 58:

Biches was followed by Les Noces, which I was hearing for the first time. This is the work of a master, with an intensity approaching that of The Rite of Spring. A marvellous work. I went to congratulate Stravinsky; we kissed, but when I voiced my criticism of Biches I was astonished to hear him leap to Poulenc's defence. I said: 'I simply can't believe you like it.' Stravinsky (offended): 'What reason do you have to doubt my sincerity? You and I simply look at this from different perspectives.' I really do not understand this at all, and would like to …   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1460040939217 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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'Les Noces'
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Edouard Flament, Georges Auric, Hélene Léon, Musicians of the Ballets Russes (four pianos and percussion), The Ballets Russes, Marcelle Meyer
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 May, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The opening performance of the Diaghilev season in Paris.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:55:39 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:01:07 +0100