Sergey Prokofiev in Berlin - 11 January, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 January 1925, page 124:

At five o'clock I took part in a concert at the offices of the Vossische Zeitung newspaper. The audience was almost exclusively Jewish. Suvchinsky said his attempt to identify at least five Christians had not been successful. I played well and Suvchinsky, who had not heard me play since Russian times, complimented me on my pianism. Yuryevskaya sang well, although she did not hold the final notes of 'Butterfly' and 'Remember Me' quite long enough. Ranchev (a Bulgarian tenor with a nice, sweet voice) had not learnt any of my songs and so sang some by Rimsky-Korsakov, which was …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 January 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 124. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Berlin


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

Listening to

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written by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
performed by Ranchev
Five Songs of Konstantin Balmont, Op. 36
written by Sergey Prokofiev
performed by Zinaïda Yuryevskaya, Sergey Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:30:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:31:59 +0100