Sergei Prokofiev - 28 September, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 September 1914, page 744:

At five o'clock I came back to find Seryozha Serebryakov, and then after him Bashkirov appeared for his lesson. He has good hands, but the level of his abilities is still no more than rudimentary. He is a particularly weak sight-reader: the most he could do was haltingly stumble through an easy Mozart sonata! I had imagined he would be a much better player than he is, and never would have taken him if I had not liked him.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 September 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 744. accessed: 30 March, 2023


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Sonata
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
performed by Boris Bashkirov

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 September, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:06:20 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:34:39 +0100