Sergei Prokofiev in Berlin - early November, 1922, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 25 February - 23 November 1922, page 682:

Koussevitzky conducted a concert in Berlin including the March and the Scherzo from Three Oranges. I thought it was an ill-advised idea to debut in Berlin with such small pieces, but Koussevitzky had already settled his programme and there was no room to squeeze in the Scythian Suite. I sat in a box with Mme Koussevitzky, Diaghilev and Lourié. To this last-names I turned my back, not so much on account of his being a Bolshevik Commissar, but because he is a rotten composer trying to get his foot in the foor. The excerpts from my music passed without attracting much notice.

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 25 February - 23 November 1922, p. 682. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459354463420 accessed: 28 September, 2023

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Scherzo from The Love of Three Oranges
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Serge Koussevitzky
March from The Love of Three Oranges
written by http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergei+Prokofiev/1421015458229
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time early November, 1922, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:14:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:24:57 +0100