Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 10 March, 1925

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 March 1925, pages 143-144:

Piano rehearsal. When I entered I was presented to the cast, who all rose to their feet, and I bowed acknowledgement. They sing with great vigour, and the chorus punch out their rhythms with admirably accentuated precision. Here and there I did not agree with Szenkár's tempi, and cautiously made some observations on this, but he revealed a streak of obstinacy. At this I gave way, because I do not in principle like interfering in an artist's interpretation provided he means it and it is the result of thorough consideration.

During this rehearsal a scenery and lighting …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 March 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 143-144. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Love of Three Oranges, Op.33
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Eugen Szenk√°r

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 March, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 23 May 2016 22:42:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:27:07 +0100