excerpt from 'Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924' pp. 51 (134 words)

excerpt from 'Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924' pp. 51 (134 words)

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Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924

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Pacific was on before my Concerto and was greeted with noisy acclamation: some people wanted it encored; others booed. King David has made Honegger the fashionable composer and the public adores him. A year ago Pacific would have been booed off the stage. Either what musical material there is in it has simply passed me by, or there is actually none, but its absence is concealed by much inventive use of orchestration and sonority. This 'locomotive' with its famous whistle will now go round the world, treading on the necks of many composers, but when other composers try to make use of its discoveries, mistaking it for real music, the engine will be sent for scrap. Surely it cannot just be a failure on my part that I cannot detect any music in it!

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