Sergei Prokofiev in St. Petersburg - 5 February, 1910

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 February 1910, page 149:

On the 5th we heard a concert by Medtner*. It was an interesting event, even though it consisted solely of piano music by a single composer**. The 'Sonaten-Triade' was rather boring, but the smaller pieces were very attractive. He plays well, although his right hand lacks power and I swear that you can hear him breathing as far back as the sixth row.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 February 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 149. accessed: 29 May, 2023

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano pieces
written by Nikolai Medtner, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Nikolai Medtner
written by Nikolai Medtner
performed by Nikolai Medtner

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1879 - 1951), composer and pianist ** Presumably works by Medtner himself.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:18:04 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:55:34 +0100