'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.
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: 8 June, 2023
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'Humoresque' and 'Suggestion Diabolique'
written by Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Sergei Prokofiev|
|Date/Time||mid October, 1908|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|