Sergei Prokofiev in Theatre Gaîté Lyrique, Rue Papin, Paris - 17 May, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, page 603:

My appearance on the rostrum was greeted warmly, there was applause which I acknowledged. When all was quiet I pushed the first button. The house curtains rose to reveal Larionov's incredible, absurd, colourful curtain, which provoked an outburst of movement and laughter in the auditorium. When this quietened down once more I pushed the second knob (the warning signal) and launched into the music. After six bars I pushed it again and the Larionov curtain began its ascent, but on its way up it got caught and continued on the skew. However, it was soon righted, and this was the only untoward …   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 31 May 1921, p. 603. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458662789235 accessed: 12 August, 2022

location of experience: Theatre Gaîté Lyrique, Rue Papin, Paris

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Chout
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 May, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:06:29 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:10:08 +0100