Sergei Prokofiev - 12 September, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 September 1914, pages 734-735:

At eight o'clock Nadya Shtember rang up and started jabbering away: 'Kokochka has been saying you've become such a darling person, and if you'll only come over to us this evening you'll be a darling person squared! Please say you'll come!' 

I went. Nadya and Sonya have grown into such giantesses that it is positively alarming to look at them, especially after Nina. They are both pretty in a slightly coarse way. We all call each other 'thou'. Kokchka played the Liszt Concerto with great brilliance, a little hard but very well. I played them my Piano Concerto No. 1, which all the …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 September 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 734-735. accessed: 21 March, 2019


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Nikolay Shtember

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:32:25 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:38:18 +0100