Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 11 June, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 June 1924, pages 67-68:

My headache cleared up and in the evening I once again attended Diaghilev's production of Biches. This time the tunes lodged themselves in my ears and were hummable, but this does not demonstrate true melodic invention: he has simply taken now-forgotten but once-fashionable tangos languishing on the shelf on account of their intrinsic meretriciousness and vacuity.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 June 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 67-68. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Les Biches
written by Francis Poulenc
performed by Orchestra of the Ballets Russes

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 June, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:09:53 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:37:06 +0100