Sergei Prokofiev - 5 February, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 February 1916, pages 82-83:

In the evening I went to see Coates in his comfortable and handsome wooden house out on the No. 21 tram route. He had invited me so that I could hear his opera Assurbanipal. The first half of this opera was too full of whole-tone harmonies and progressions, but the second half was extremely entertaining , although I cannot claim to have absorbed it very precisely since the six and eight-part harmony he uses throughout does not help the ear to orientate itself instantaneously, especially in a performance on the piano that necessarily left out half of what was written. I drew …   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 February 1916, p. 82-83. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450972173773 accessed: 10 August, 2022

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

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Assurbanipal
written by Albert Coates
performed by Albert Coates

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1916, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:49:35 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:31:50 +0100