Sergei Prokofiev in Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg - 20 May, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 May 1914, page 685:

At seven o'clock Mama, Mlle Roblin and I went together to Pavlovsk where we found a large audience for the concert, including Kal surrounded by his musician friends Saminsky, Shaposhnikov, Kryzhanovsky and others. Myaskovsky promised to get my Ballade published by Zimermann with Kryzhanovsky's help, since I do not have so much as a kopeck in my pockets and I refuse to let Bessel have it for 50 roubles. We went into the hall; I sat with my own group; separately from Myaskovsky.

The symphony began very well; the 4/6 passage in B flat sounding splendid, although the …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 May 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 685. accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Aslanov

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 May, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:20:43 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:24:12 +0100