Nikolai Myaskovsky in St. Petersburg - 26 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 December 1912, pages 275-276:

In the afternoon I went to see Kolechka* to show off my Bassoon Scherzo and to inspect his new piano. The Scherzo was a huge success, the only criticism being to enquire why there should be a modulation to D major before the trio. He is very unhappy with the recently published Etudes by Scriabin on the intervals of the ninth, the seventh and the fifth and considers they are not worth performing. In my 'Suggestion diabolique' and especially 'Snow' he considers my use of parallel ninths incomparably more successful. I don't like the Scriabin Etudes myself. As for 'Snow', I seem to have lost …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 275-276. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Nikolai Myaskovsky

Listening to

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written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Probably Nikolai Myaskovsky

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:52:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:00:50 +0100