Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 28 April, 1924, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 May 1924, page 59:

General rehearsal of Seven, They Are Seven, the only rehearsal involving both choir and orchestra. It began problematically, as the tenor had not realised it was due to start at ten o'clock and was extremely put out that nobody had informed him. In short, a huge to-do ensued. He wanted to cancel, and it fell to me to persuade him otherwise, a tremedous argument at an extremely inauspicious moment. He has a piercing little voice, not particularly beautiful, but he is a good musician. Seven, They Are Seven in a big hall sounded less menacing than I thought it would. The …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 59. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Seven, They Are Seven
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 April, 1924, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:17:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:08:28 +0100