Sergei Prokofiev et al. in Paris - 17 May, 1925, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 May 1925, page 163:

He [Dukelsky] then played his Concerto to Borovsky and me, and also the first number and the theme and variations from Zéphyr. I listened to the ballet with undisguised enjoyment. The Concerto begins well, but afterwards deteriorates. At Dukelsky's request I played my Fifth Sonata and some of the Quintet. He was enthusiastic about much of what he heard, particularly the Quintet, but regretted that I had moved away from the diatonicism of the Third Piano Concerto. I agreed with him, and said that I had done so only for the sake of variety, but of course would soon revert.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 May 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 163. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464086672768 accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953
Vernon Duke
Composer, Songwriter
1903-1969

Listening to

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Quintet
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev
Fifth Piano Sonata
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev
Zéphyr et Flore
written by Vernon Duke
performed by Vernon Duke
Piano Concerto
written by Vernon Duke
performed by Vernon Duke

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 May, 1925, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 May 2016 11:44:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:21:54 +0100