'The Contemporaries' in St. Petersburg - mid October, 1908

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 October 1908, pages 65-66:

The 'Contemporaries' accorded polite acknowledgement to my Symphony and were complimentary about it, but on the whole received it coolly. It is not their style, although they were very enthusiastic about the last two piano pieces, 'Humoresque' and 'Suggestion diabolique'. When I played the latter, there were certain passages that made them laugh out loud and jump up and down in their seats. They want to have them performed at the end of November, but for that I shall need Wihtol's permission.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 October 1908. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 65-66. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424385044401 accessed: 10 April, 2020

location of experience: St. Petersburg

Listeners

'The Contemporaries'
Composer, Musician

Listening to

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'Humoresque' and 'Suggestion Diabolique'
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time mid October, 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:30:44 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:28:34 +0100