Sergey Prokofiev in Paris - 3 March, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 March 1925, page 142:

Borovsky's concert with the Scriabin 9th Sonata. It is a long time since I heard any Scriabin, and my last impressions had been of how alien he had become, hence my great interest in now putting these feelings to the test. In the first place, the work was marvellously played (and Borovsky was note perfect). Secondly, it portrays a fascinating image of a certain mystical striving mixed with eroticism and a kind of shadowy, dark power, a striving that at times erupts in convulsive spasms followed by the melancholy of impotence and a dreamy, exhausted resignation - the consequence alike of …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 March 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 142. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1463781336224 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer
1891-1953

Listening to

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Piano Sonata no. 9
written by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
performed by Alexander Borovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 March, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Notes

* Here S.P. uses the English word: 'grief'


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 20 May 2016 22:55:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:27:43 +0100