Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 4 June, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 June 1924, page 65:

In the evening, Ptashka, Suvchinsky and I were at the Diaghilev premiere of Auric's Les Fâcheux, P.P.* wearing my top hat. He greatly admired the sets, but had nothing particular to say about the music. As for myself I could not go so far as to say I liked the music, but at least it did not enrage me as Poulenc's had done. it may not be very talented, but in any case it was not as scandalously bad as Biches. Diaghilev ignored me (and Suvchinsky), the first time he has pulled a weird stunt like that.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 June 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 65. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Les Fâcheux
written by Georges Auric
performed by Orchestra of the Ballest Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 June, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Pyotr Petrovich Suvchinsky

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:30:52 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:22:33 +0100