Sergei Prokofiev in St. Petersburg - 31 December, 1912

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 December 1912, pages 281-282:

By tradition we saw in the New Year with the Rayevskys, this must be the seventh or eighth time in a row. Uncle Sasha is not well, and the household was therefore rather subdued. We had a game of vint and I improved my knowledge of bridge. After we had welcomed the New Year, Andryusha and Shurik bashed their way through the overture to Carmen and then asked me to play something. I sat down and played Lel's aria from The Snow Maiden. General consternation. To pacify my public I played the Grieg Sonata, which they all wanted to hear, and we all went home at half past one.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 31 December 1912. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 281-282. accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Carmen overture
written by Georges Bizet
performed by Andryusha, Shurik
Lel's aria from The Snow Maiden
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
performed by Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata
written by Edvard Grieg, Kobylyansky
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:15:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:04:32 +0100