Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 20 June, 1925, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 June 1925, page 183:

The young conductor Désormière came to see me go through the Third Piano Concerto, after which we went together to rehearse at Princesse Polignac's with a reduced orchestra of thirty-two players. What this actually meant was that the strings were cut down, but the Princesse proudly proclaimed that for her I had especially arranged the Concerto for a small ensemble. She has a gigantic mansion - a palace, of which I should not like to be the owner. The huge corps of footmen was own its own enough to make one feel queasy. Désormière had made great efforts to get to …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 183. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Third Piano Concerto
written by Ned Rorem, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Roger Désormière, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 June, 1925, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 12:26:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:57:28 +0100