Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 24 March, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March 1924, page 35:

I went to a Balmont evening, in which I could not participate this year owing to my agreement with Oeberg. Tobuk-Cherkass sang, boringly and inappropriately, although Tobuk (who in principle sings well) performed various songs to Balmont's words: Stravinsky, Tcherepnin, and some of mine. Balmont read a garland of sonnets, which he called The Golden Hoop, an admirable thing although few people had any understanding of the virtuosity required to produce a collection of sonnets. The atmosphere of the whole evening was a little chilly. This is sad, but I was not myself much taken with it.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 35. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Songs set to Balmont's poetry
written by Igor Stravinsky, Nikolay Tcherepnin,
performed by Maria Tobuk-Cherkass

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 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 12:27:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:38:37 +0100