Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 26 June, 1925

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 June 1925, page 188:

Diaghilev has left. I saw Kokhno, who promised to sing me some chastushki from the early days of the Revolution. He was quick to mention that he had a concept for the ballet, and in point of fact had been saving up these very chastushki for that purpose. I had no interest whatsoever for his concept and only wanted him to sing the chastushki  so as to get an idea of the sort of thing that was in the air and being sung in Russia at the start of the Bolshevik era; the point was not to write them down and make use of them. Kokhno has a …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 188. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Chastushki performed by Boris Kokhno

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 June, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 12:34:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:56:11 +0100