Sergey Prokofiev in Stockholm - 6 November, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 November 1925, page 227:

It emerged that today was the anniversary of the death of Gustavus Adolphus,* so the whole world would be going to a glittering gala performance at the Opera. The hall where we were performing, which was quite a large one, contained about fifty people, or perhaps fewer. The acoustic was terrible anyhow, and with the room practically empty nothing could be heard. I decided to shrug my shoulders and performed my part of the programme without bothering too much about it. But Ptashka, worried about her hoarseness, was nervous, sang badly, and was greeted with very little applause, which upset …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 6 November 1925. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 227. accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Stockholm


Sergey Prokofiev
Musician, Composer, performer

Listening to

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Songs performed by Lina Prokofieva

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 November, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


* King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594 - 1632).

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 21:06:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:50:34 +0100