Sergei Prokofiev in French (Kutuzov) Embankment, Saint Petersburg - 14 November, 1914, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 November 1914, page 777:

At four o'clock I went over to Frantsuzskaya Embankment to my Princess*, who was looking incredibly pretty today but whose playing was so dreadful that it drove me to distraction. She is evidently in such awe of me that she is terrified.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 November 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 777. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: French (Kutuzov) Embankment, Saint Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Playing at a piano lesson performed by Princess Magalova

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1914, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Princess Magalova, sister of S.P.'s friend Boris Bashkirov. The Princess was taking piano lessons with S.P.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:10:51 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:31:06 +0100