Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 23 May, 1924

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 May 1924, pages 56-57:

Chorus rehearsal for Seven, They Are Seven. Apparently this is the sixth rehearsal the chorus has had but the first to which the composer has been invited. However, when I got there it transpired that the rehearsal had been postponed until tomorrow because today's rehearsal was devoted to Chaliapin, who was working with Koussevitzky on Godunov. Chaliapin had come over from America and was touring round several places. I did not mind too much, since it was fascinating to watch Chaliapin take charge of the rehearsal, not merely singing but generally stage-managing it to the …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 56-57. accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Rehearsing 'Boris Godunov'
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Feodor Chaliapin, Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 May, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:42:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:34:35 +0100