Sergei Prokofiev in Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg - 12 November, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 November 1914, page 776:

After the lesson we dined and then went to the Maly Theatre* for the Koussevitzky concert. Eleonora** came with us; Bashkirov interests her and I was glad to introduce them to one another in hope of drawing her away from her 'handsome' suitor. [...] Alastor was even better at this second hearing than it had been at the first, but it is still a long work with some tedious passages. 

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 November 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 776. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Alastor, op. 14
written by Nikolai Myaskovsky
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Now known as the Mikhailovsky Theatre, or colloquially the 'Maly-Mikhailovsky'. The the theatre was known as the 'Maly' (small) because it was not so great in size as the main Mariinsky Theatre. ** Damskaya

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:25:30 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:32:02 +0100