Sergei Prokofiev in St. Petersburg - in the middle of 1908

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 August 1908, pages 57-58:

When I was passing through Novorossiisk on 17 June and had eight hours to while away in the station, I happened to open a newspaper and read the headline: 'Funeral of Rimsky-Korsakov'. It is such a common name, and he was so far from my thoughts at that time, that I paid no attention. But when I looked more closely and saw '... the composer N. A. ...' I realized what had happened, and was really shocked and upset. Korsakov had died, and I never had the opportunity to study with him. [...] I remember his last triumph, at a Belyayev concert* where the Introduction and Wedding March from 'The …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 August 1908. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 57-58. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Introduction and Wedding March from 'The Golden Cockerel'
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Mitrofan Belyayev's concert series in St. Petersburg

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:18:05 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:26:23 +0100