Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 18 June, 1925
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 June 1925, pages 179-180:
One jolly little tune from Matelots we liked very much; we sing it to Svyatoslav and it makes him laugh. When I asked Auric if it was some kind of folk song, he candidly revealed that he had taken the rhythm from a Tchaikovsky tune he particularly liked and fitted a new melody to it. Then and there he played the Tchaikovsky melody to us, which incidentally was completely dissimilar to his own. Auric is a nice lad, a bit of a daft bumpkin, but with his heart in the right place.
Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 179-180. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464520035341 accessed: 18 January, 2021
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Tune from 'Matelots'
written by Georges Auric
|performed by Georges Auric|
|Date/Time||18 June, 1925|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|