Boris Romanov et al. in Paris - 10 May, 1925

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 May 1925, page 161:

Romanov, who has returned to Paris came to call. Smirnova* is still ill, nevertheless Romanov hopes to present the ballet at the end of June. He already has the promise of a four-month tour of Germany next year. I played him the ballet. He was thrilled with it, and we embraced, but still would like some sections of it changed. Well, fair enough, but it is a pity: I worked according to the requirements of the plan he himself created, and I found it not by any means easy to write the concluding section in conformity with it. And now, if you please, it has to be altered. But the concert form …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 May 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 161. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Boris Romanov
Ballet director
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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written by Sergei Prokofiev
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Experience Information

Date/Time 10 May, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Yelena Smirnova (1888 - 1934), ballerina of the Russian Theatre Ballet, also Romanov's wife. At this time she was recovering from a major operation, but her health never really recovered.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 May 2016 11:16:18 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:22:59 +0100