Sergei Prokofiev in St. Petersburg - late October, 1908

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 November 1908, page 67:

On Thursday I attended the memorial concert for Rimsky-Korsakov, an event that left me with the most favourable impression, especially the last act of 'Kitezh' which was given in a concert performance. 'The Maid of Pskov' was good, in fact everything was good except for an execrable performance of Rimsky's Piano Concerto by Drozdov (the brother of the more celebrated Anatoly Drozdov). Only now can I fully appreciate the refinement of Lemba's performance last year.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 November 1908. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 67. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424386140959 accessed: 10 April, 2020

location of experience: St. Petersburg

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Final act of 'Kitezh'
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
performed by Student performers of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire
Piano Concerto
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Drozdov
The Maid of Pskov
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
performed by Student performers of the Imperial Russian Conservatoire

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:49:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:30:30 +0100