Sergei Prokofiev in Nevsky Prospect - 17 January, 20th Century

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 January 1913, pages 292-293:

In the evening Max and I took a car and went to the People's House to hear The Queen of Spades. I found the new hall in the People's House very impressive in its spaciousness, its large capacity and airy feeling. Beside it our Conservatoire theatre is a poor relation. I had been greatly looking forward to Pique Dame. The opening scene did not quite live up to expectations, but beginning from the second right through to the final scene I enjoyed it thoroughly. The last scene is inept, and ruins the overall impression. It should start with the appearance of Herman: everything that precedes …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 January 1913. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 292-293. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Nevsky Prospect


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Queen of Spades
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 January, 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:31:43 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:07:25 +0100