Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 20 June, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 June 1924, page 73:

In the evening Ptashka and I attended the premiere of Milhaud's Le Train bleu, a deliberate essay at vulgar material orchestrated in a vulgar style. But it is all of a piece with these 'new' directions, the point of which escapes me.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 June 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 73. accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Le Train Bleu
written by Darius Milhaud, Darius Milhaud
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 June, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:16:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:36:18 +0100