Igor Stravinksy et al. in London - early June, 1921

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, page 607:

As well as Chout I rehearsed the 'Classical' Symphony, because in ondon Diaghilev interpolated between ballets a musical offering of contemporary works, in which he included my 'Classical' Symphony. I was very happy to renew my acquaintance with it, but when I asked Ansermet how he had enjoyed it, he said it was a feeble piece and much as he had loved Chout, so much had he thought the Symphony a failure. Ansermet is generally a good musician, but he has no opinions of his own, and as the creature of Stravinsky swallows all the latter's opinions whole. In …   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, p. 607. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1458777315317 accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
Ernest Ansermet

Listening to

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Classical Symphony
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes, Ernest Ansermet

Experience Information

Date/Time early June, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:55:15 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:13:23 +0100