Aleksandr Yurasovsky et al. - at the end of 1912
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 February 1913, page 324:
He [Alexander Yurasovsky] heard me play my Sonata No. 2 and said that while of course it was very interesting and inventive, it had not a scrap of real melody in it, just a series of 'tigerish leaps'. This annoyed me, and when he said that the movement he liked best was the Scherzo, I retorted, 'Well, I take just the opposite view, that's my least favourite movement . . . '
'Because the other movements are all more subtle; the Scherzo is targeted at a less discriminating taste.'
Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 324. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438430803258 accessed: 4 July, 2022
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Piano Sonata no. 2
written by Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Sergei Prokofiev|
|Date/Time||at the end of 1912|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|