Maria Zhitkova-Prokofieva in Saint Petersburg - 5 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 December 1912, page 252:

This morning, while I was at work on the Piano Concerto, Mama said, 'How horrible that sounds, just as if you had no ear at all!' My answer was to shut the door. She has no understanding of my music whatsoever.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 252. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg


Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Saƫns, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:36:50 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:11:29 +0100