Serge Diaghileff et al. in Paris - 15 June, 1925, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 June 1925, page 177:

In the afternoon I went to the rehearsal of Zéphyr, alerted by Dukelsky, but as matters turned out Zéphyr had been rehearsed in the morning, and I had happened along to bits and pieces and tidying up of problems in Auric's Matelots. Diaghilev appeared, embraced me, and after wandering up and down for a while came to sit beside me. 'Revolting music,' he smiled at one of Auric's melodies, 'supremely tasteless vulgarity', but said with a certain indulgence towards the music. After a while, he said, 'Well now, Serge, you and I have to…   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 177. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Serge Diaghileff
Impresario Founder of the Ballets Russes
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Georges Auric
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 June, 1925, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 27 May 2016 22:49:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:02:58 +0100