Sergei Prokofiev - 15 July, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 July 1914, page 714:

Dressed in my new suit, which gave me a uniquely elegant 'English' air, I went to Pavlovsk in the company of the Zakharovs, Boris and Vasily. At Pavlovsk I was met by Damskaya, but not wishing to fall immediately into her embraces I stayed close to the brothers. The conductor was Glazunov, and my God, how boring, how featureless and amateurly contrived his Third Symphony appeared after the new things I had been listening to in London. Basically Diaghilev's tastes and the outrageous liberties Stravinsky had taken in his Nightingale had already left their mark on me, and I …   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. 714. accessed: 20 March, 2023

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Third Symphony
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Aleksandr Glazunov

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 28 Oct 2015 23:46:56 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:23:22 +0100