Sergei Prokofiev - 4 April, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 April 1913, page 361:

There was nobody very interesting at Saburov's, and it was tedious. But, thank God, it was over quite soon and by ten I could gratefully be back at my score. Old man Saburov impressed me all the same by belting through a lot of music by heart, not easy stuff either, ending up with some Variations by Henselt that he had read through with the composer himself all of fifty years ago.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 April 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 361. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Adolf von Henselt
performed by Pyotr Saburov

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 April, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Presumably at one of Saburov's musical evenings - Pyotr Saburov was a music-loving chess acquaintance of S.P.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:52:26 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:13:48 +0100