Sergei Prokofiev in Mariinsky Theatre - between late , month unknown, 1908 and early April, 1908

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 April 1908, page 47:

Recently I have been voraciously stuffing myself with Wagner: two subscriptions to The Ring, and on top of that more of his music in the concerts by Sheremetyev and Nikisch, this year being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the composer's death. I've heard eleven Wagner performances in the last few days, and there are three more to come. After him I find I don't want to hear any other music, and I don't even have any inclination to composer - he seems to have percolated right through my fingers and into my pen. Because of him my C minor Sonata (No. 5) has ground to a halt.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 April 1908. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 47. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Mariinsky Theatre


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Ring Cycle
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Imperial Russian Opera Company, Nikisch, Sheremetyev

Experience Information

Date/Time between late , month unknown, 1908 and early April, 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:47:33 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:25:13 +0100