Sergei Prokofiev in Moscow - 24 February, 20th Century

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 February 1913, page 325:

The Yurasovsky residence is an imposing apartment; his parents are clearly well off. He is very envious of my success with Jurgenson (200 roubles for the Sonata). He played me his embryonic piano concerto - not worth any attention - and then we went to the Koussevitzky concert. It was a lovely programme: Rachmaninov's Isle of the Dead and Second Piano Concerto, and Scriabin's Extase. I adored the last named, especially the place where the high moaning of the woodwinds is doubled by the horns down below, a marvellous passage.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 325. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438431520337 accessed: 19 October, 2021

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Extase
written by Alexander Scriabin
performed by Serge Koussevitzky
Piano Concerto no. 2
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Serge Koussevitzky
Isle of the Dead
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Serge Koussevitzky
Piano concerto sketches
written by Alexander Yurasovsky
performed by Alexander Yurasovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 February, 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:18:40 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:27:35 +0100