Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 13 June, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 June 1924, page 71:

The last piece in the programme was The Rite of Spring. This I listened to with great absorption, and once again decided that I liked it better in a staged than a concert performance. Heard in concert Sacre is formless, but when it is staged this very formlessness is its own justification. It is just the other way round with Les Noces: there I find the staging unnecessary, seeming to have been tacked on. That work I should very much like to hear in concert form. After Sacre I ran into Stravinsky in the corridor, and going up to him clapped him on the …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 June 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 71. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Le Sacre du printemps
written by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 June, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Incidentally, this would have been the second staged version - this time choreographed by LĂ©onide Massine rather than Nijinsky.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:05:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:33:25 +0100