Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 1 June, 1925

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 June 1925, page 169:

We should have moved from Bellevue today, but because of today's rehearsal have put it off until tomorrow. It was a two-part rehearsal: two hours of strings, and two of wind. At Koussevitzky's request I started it off, while he say with the score to acquaint himself with it. I have not conducted for almost five years, moreover I have done hardly any work on my Symphony from the perspective of the conductor, and there are some very tricky places in it, for example a 6/4 and a 3/2 in the first movement recapitulation. It was extremely hard work rehearsing, and I was very glad when …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 169. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Symphony no. 2
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Serge Koussevitzky, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 June, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 26 May 2016 23:53:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:15:47 +0100