Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 13 June, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 June 1924, page 70:

In the evening, Ptashka, I, Suvchinsky and his sister-in-law Apukhtina were at the theatre for Diaghilev's latest production. This was of some operetta or other by Chabrier, originally with spoken dialogue subsequently turned into recitative with music provided by Milhaud. The result was a long, vacuous and insipid production without a shred of wit or animation. Diaghilev had put it on in pursuance of some unfathomable ordinances forming part and parcel of his present evolution. The audience was unimpressed: as the performance wound on sounds of hissing, booing and whistling emanated from …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 June 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 70. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Darius Milhaud, Emmanuel Chabrier

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 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 18:56:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:33:49 +0100