Sergei Prokofiev in Boston - 28 January, 1926

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 January 1926, page 260:

Today Koussevitzky was also rehearsing Scriabin's Third Symphony. I cannot understand why in Paris today, urged on by Stravinsky and Diaghilev, Scriabin is so disregarded that any interest in him is considered as in poor taste. Granted Scriabin is often incoherent, granted his predeliction for programme music and philosophising often lends his works an alien quality, nevertheless I still consider that wholesale rejection of him is equally a purely fashionable response. Scriabin possesses a wonderful melodic gift and great flair for counterpoint, a raft of beautiful harmonies (but not when …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 January 1926. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 260. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Symphony no. 3 in C minor, Op. 43
written by Alexander Scriabin
performed by Boston Philharmonic, Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1926
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 04 Jun 2016 22:37:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 15 May 2017 11:59:00 +0100