Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 26 October, 1924

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 October 1924, page 108:

Tcherepnin played me his new ballet, the one I had been asked to compose in May,* but after I declined had been offered to him. There were some good passages in it, but overall it is a weak piece and, strange to relate, shows the influence of Stravinsky, whom he so loves to disparage.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 October 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 108. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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New ballet
written by John Carpenter, Nikolay Tcherepnin
performed by Nikolay Tcherepnin

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 October, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* The ballet was a commission for Anna Pavlova's touring company. S.P. had actually been asked to compose for this in March.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:42:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:35:23 +0100