Sergei Prokofiev - 13 December, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 December 1914, page 796:

In the evening I went to the Imperial Russian Musical Society concert, devoted to the works of Glazunov. The first piece I heard was The King of the Jews, a feeble work but with one or two very good numbers in it and wonderful effects, you could not tell how they were achieved, such as far-off echoes from Pilate's feasting as Christ was being led to his execution. [later note: NB: clarinets doubling trumpets - keep in mind for the Sunrise in the ballet]

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 December 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 796. accessed: 23 May, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The King of the Jews
written by Aleksandr Glazunov

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 December, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:07:50 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:22:07 +0100