Sergei Prokofiev - 5 April, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 April 1913, pages 361-362:

I decided I would not go to Natasha Goncharova's, and instead went to the Belyayev Concert. I don't remember the last time I was at a symphony concert, it was so long ago, and therefore I found all the little trivial things enjoyable: seeing people I know from the world of music, even simply going up the staircase to go into the hall.

Scriabin's Divine Poem is a wonderful work, even if open to criticism for its occasional longueurs, indecent length and orchestration that is not always impeccable (for example, the lame attempt to reproduce the billing and cooing of doves; …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 April 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 361-362. accessed: 19 May, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Anatoly Lyadov
From Darkness to Light
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Divine Poem
written by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
written by Yulia Weisberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 April, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:07:23 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:14:19 +0100