Sergei Prokofiev in Comédia, Boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris - 18 June, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 18 June 1925, page 181:

In the evening there was a tribute to Koussevitzky at the Comédia to celebrate his appointment to the Légion d'honneur, which he had received before leaving for America last year. Casadesus, who organised the occasion, asked me to write a short pièce d'occasion, saying that a whole group of composers had written pieces for the most unlikely combinations of instruments. I had therefore, a few days ago, written a fragment for pianola: it begins simply but later on inflates into passages where it appears that twelve hands are playing the piano. …   more >>

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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. 181. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Comédia, Boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Fragment for pianola
written by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 June, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 12:17:48 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:58:09 +0100