Sergei Prokofiev in Theatre Astruc, Paris - early June, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3-8 June 1913, page 430:

Schumann's Carnaval, orchestrated by a whole pléiade of Russian luminaries (Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Tcherepnin, Arensky), proved to have been rather tediously and unimaginatively staged. I had expected better, since this music offers such wide vistas for the imagination. It was interesting to hear how it had been orchestrated, although the more pianistic the number, the less successful it was in its orchestral guise.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3-8 June 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 430. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Theatre Astruc, Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Robert Schumann
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time early June, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Performance of the Ballets Russes in Paris.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:32:59 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:21:15 +0100