Sergei Prokofiev in Free Theatre, Moscow - 29 November, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 November 1913, page 555:

They gave me a seat in the front row [at the Moscow Free Theatre] and I watched and listened to a mime performance: The Veil of Pierrette, based on the one-act play by Schnitzler with music by Dohnányi. I was asked (by Mardzhanov, Saradzhev and the actors) what I thought of this art form, clearly in hopes that I would agree to write a score for a mime production. During the interval they took me backstage and generally looked after me most attentively. My conclusion was that as a genre mime can be successful so long as the action is continuous and every bar of the music…   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 29 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 555. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Free Theatre, Moscow


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Score for 'The Veil of Pierrette'
written by Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:21:34 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:47:37 +0100