Sergei Prokofiev in Vasilievsky Island, Saint Petersburg - 22 May, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 May 1914, pages 686-687:

In the evening I went to see Kolya Myaskovsky in his new apartment on Vasilievsky Island, two very splendid rooms. We [S.P. and Nikolay Myaskovsky] played through Red Mask  and found it terribly thin on material. I wanted him to write a review of Schindler's compositions for Muzyka, but while acknowledging their literacy, he did not find anything of much significance in them so if he did write anything, it would not be complimentary. We played part of his Third Symphony from the piano score he is in the process of completing; it promises to be very good …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 May 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 686-687. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446077486991 accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: Vasilievsky Island, Saint Petersburg

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Third Symphony
written by Nikolai Myaskovsky
performed by Nikolai Myaskovsky, Sergei Prokofiev
The Red Mask performed by Nikolai Myaskovsky, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 May, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:11:27 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:24:00 +0100