Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 3 June, 1925, in the morning
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 June 1925, page 169:
Second rehearsal, a full one this time in the theatre foyer, which meant that everything was very loud. Some things sounded well, but most of it was unsatisfactory.
Koussevitzky does not know the tempi, neither am I absolutely sure of them. The result was more annoying than pleasurable. I shall not rush to embark on another piece as dense and unwieldy as this one: Dukelsky is right, one must write more simply and diatonically.
Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 169. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464303566184 accessed: 24 September, 2023
Listening tohide composers
Symphony no. 2
written by Gustav Mahler, Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Sergei Prokofiev|
|Date/Time||3 June, 1925, in the morning|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|