Sergey Prokofiev in Liège - 7 May, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 May 1925, page 160:

Next morning we went to the hall, which is a picture gallery; the concert will therefore take place against the background of the exhibition (by coincidence I am playing Pictures from an Exhibition!). There was not a single soft object in the room, so without an audience it was colossally reverberant. All the better for Ptashka, as it takes away any worry about whether or not her voice will sound. The concert was in the evening: a large audience, partly because the tickets were not expensive. I was generally fairly unconcerned; Ptashka was nervous and did not reach all her …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 May 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 160. accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Liège


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

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written by Russian traditional, Sergey Prokofiev
performed by Lina Prokofieva, Sergey Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 May, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


It was LIna Prokofieva's first public concert since the birth of the couple's son, Svyatoslav.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:23:23 +0100