Sergei Prokofiev in St. Petersburg - late February, 1910

from Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 26 February 1910, page 152:

Hansen* liked to walk continually round the corridors, and I went with her, so that by the time I got home my feet were as sore as anything. We played a duet version of Liszt's 'Mephisto Waltz'; she is a good sight-reader and I enjoyed playing with her. She says herself that she has a natural technique, and indeed it is very good. She is proud and touchy, however, and whenever she goes wrong (especially if I start laughing), her face turns red.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Prokofiev diaries: 26 February 1910. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 152. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Mephisto Waltz
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Elfrieda Hansen, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

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


* Elfrieda Hansen (1893 - ?), pianist and fellow student of Prokofiev at the Imperial Conservatoire

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:24:30 +0000
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:56:10 +0100