Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 28 November, 25

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November 1925, page 230:

General rehearsal of the Oranges Suite at the Conservatoire, conducted by Gaubert. Called for Suvchinsky, as he had said he would like to come. It was an open rehearsal; both the playing and the acoustic were mediocre. I am under no illusions, this is of course not one of my more important pieces, but even so it did not sound good today. I could not help thinking: did I simply write rubbish? Suvchinsky evidently did not like it much either; he said nothing.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 230. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Love of Three Oranges (orchestral suite)
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Philippe Gaubert

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 November, 25
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 21:35:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:47:51 +0100