Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 12 February, 1924

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 February 1924, page 20:

Borovsky had left the previous evening, only a few hours before my arrival. It's really unacceptable: first there is one husband, then the other, but never the two of them.* In my absence he had been learning the March from Three Oranges, and now even the cook was singing it.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 February 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 20. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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March from The Love of Three Oranges
written by
performed by the Prokofievs' and Borovoskys' cook

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 February, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors


8 the Prokofievs and Borovskys were sharing an apartment at the time. S.P. had just returned from Oberammergau, where his mother was critically ill, hence the comment about himself and Alexander Borovsky never being present at the same time.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:37:53 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:36:19 +0100