Sergey Prokofiev in Paris - 30 May, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 May 1925, page 168:

The second of Koussevitzky's concerts, including a piano Concerto by Tailleferre. At first it seemed an attractive piece, light and Mozartian. But not for long: later on it turned into a derivative bore. From the point of view of a pianist playing this Concerto it was very feeble. It is no easy matter to compose a Concerto that is interesting for a pianist to play. Time was when Ziloti was very critical of my First Piano Concerto in this respect: it was insufficiently pianistic. Well, this one was far less so, and to make matters worse she was barely audible.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 May 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 168. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464217704994 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer
1891-1953

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Germaine Tailleferre
performed by Germaine Tailleferre, Sergey Kusevitsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 May, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 26 May 2016 00:08:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:18:02 +0100