Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 6 June, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 June 1925, page 171:

Concert. The first movement went almost ideally, the variations less so. The horns were particularly weak, even though there were five of them: one in reserve to allow the others to take a breather. Despite this, they did not stand out in the passages where they are needed. Also, the acoustic in the Opéra is hopeless.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464303867354 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 June, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 27 May 2016 00:04:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:14:41 +0100