Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 3 June, 1925, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 June 1925, page 169:

Second rehearsal, a full one this time in the theatre foyer, which meant that everything was very loud. Some things sounded well, but most of it was unsatisfactory.

Koussevitzky does not know the tempi, neither am I absolutely sure of them. The result was more annoying than pleasurable. I shall not rush to embark on another piece as dense and unwieldy as this one: Dukelsky is right, one must write more simply and diatonically.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 169. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Symphony no. 2
written by Gustav Mahler, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 June, 1925, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 26 May 2016 23:59:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:15:15 +0100