Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 22 March, 1926, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1926, page 278:

In the evening Dukelsky unexpectedly appeared. He is just in from London, where he has spent the winter composing operettas and revues and earning tidy sums of money. For some operetta or other he now earns a 'pension' of £15 a week. New suits, ties and erotic adventures, which he recounts to me with naive brazenness. He also played me the beginning of his new, 'serious' ballet. It was interesting. It defeats my understanding how he can combine composing foxtrots with real music, and good music at that!

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1926. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 278. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Ballet music
written by Vernon Duke
performed by Vernon Duke

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 March, 1926, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:24:07 +0000
Approved on Mon, 15 May 2017 11:51:23 +0100