Sergei Prokofiev et al. in Paris - 24 October, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 October 1925, pages 222-223:

In the evening I played Ursignol to Dukelsky and to Balanchivadze*, at Diaghilev's request, as he was contemplating asking the latter to choreograph it. Dukelsky was completely absorbed in listening, and apart from occasionally uttering cries of euphoria did not say a word. At the end his comment was that he found the (lyrical) theme of the sailor exceptional in its freshness, and the second subject of the opening number also very good; for the rest it was good, strong material, but for him personally antipathetic.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 October 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 222-223. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
Vernon Duke
Composer, Songwriter

Listening to

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The Steel Step
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 October, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* George Balanchine

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 May 2016 15:54:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:20:41 +0100