Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 19 March, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 March 1924, page 33:

In the evening accompanied Stahl to King David, an oratorio by Honegger which incidentally incorporates readings, and some musically accompanied recitations. This latter concept is of the greatest interest to me. The success was colossal, and certainly some passages are achieved with unusual brilliance and invention. The recitation to a background of keening women (remniscent of Rachmaninoff) is wonderful. The nasal-sounding phrase in the Jewish march, first heard low down on the bassoons and in the second movement high up on the violins, is quite stunning. But alongside these are …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 March 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 33. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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King David
written by Arthur Honegger

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 March, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Apr 2016 12:16:40 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:38:14 +0100