Sergei Prokofiev - 15 July, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 July 1914, page 713:

In the morning Zakharov rang up asking me to accompany him in Rachmaninov's Second Concerto, which he is to play in Pavlovsk on the 25th. I was amazed to find that he had still not managed to learn another concerto  but five years on was still playing the same old Rachmaninov. All the same, the work itself is enchanting. I agreed readily and at three o'clock was at Shreders. To my astonishment Zakharov's playing has improved out of all recognition: in place of its former artificiality and affectation it now has a genuine softness and intimacy. I congratulated him on the successful …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 July 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 713. accessed: 30 January, 2023


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Second Piano Concerto
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Boris Zakharov

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 16:21:39 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:41:23 +0100