Sergei Prokofiev et al. in New York City - 13 February, 1926, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 February 1926, page 269:

An evening of contemporary music, with a dull quartet by Casella and Stravinsky's Les Noces. The interest in the hall was palpable; a lot of musicians were present. Stokowski conducted, but he had not thoroughly studied the score, and got away with it only because the four pianos were in reliable hands: Casella, Tailleferre, Enesco and Salzedo.

It went pretty well, and it was very enjoyable to listen to Les Noces. When all is said and done it is Stravinsky's best work. It was a huge success. The programme opened with Les Noces, then Casella's piece …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 February 1926. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 269. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1483127584264 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Composer
1873-1943

Listening to

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Les Noces
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Georges Enesco, Germaine Tailleferre, Alfredo Casella, Carlos Salzedo
Quartet
written by Alfredo Casella

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 February, 1926, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:53:04 +0000
Approved on Mon, 15 May 2017 11:57:12 +0100