Sergey Prokofiev in Paris - 31 October, 1924

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 October 1924, page 110:

Lyapunov had transcribed the Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila for two pianos, and in the morning we rehearsed it together to play as the opening number, Lyapunov on piano one and I on piano two. During the applause I made him step forward to take a bow as the author, and the old man beamed as though he himself had been the composer of Ruslan and Lyudmila.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 October 1924. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 110. accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

Listening to

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Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture, arranged for two pianos
written by Mikhail Glinka, Sergei Lyapunov
performed by Sergey Prokofiev, Sergei Lyapunov

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 October, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


Opening concert of the Russian National Conservatoire in Paris

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:00:06 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:34:52 +0100