Sergei Prokofiev - 12 February, 20th Century

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 February 1913, pages 313-314:

I went over to Umnenkaya and the red-haired Natasha (the English rose and the English horse) and suggested to them that we go off on our own and work somewhere else. They willingly agreed, we found an empty classroom and started going through Polina and the Countess. Umnenkaya was in high spirits and sang with gusto. She has a strong voice, the timbre struck me as too thick to be entirely pleasing, but she herself is a delight. Redheaded Natasha sang well. 

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 313-314. accessed: 26 February, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Queen of Spades
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Lidia Umnova, Natasha

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 February, 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:11:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:20:22 +0100