Sergei Prokofiev in Lake Brienz - 14 July, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 July 1913, page 457:

[...] at nine o'clock I was back in Interlaken by the shore of Lake Brienz. Trains in Switzerland are not troubled by the incredible German mania for punctuality and are often late, but on the other hand they wait for one another. So it was on this occasion: the steamer waited for the arrival of our delayed train. Lake Brienz is longer, deeper and surrounded by higher mountains than Lake Thun. There is in fact some resemblance between the two, but it was difficult for me to compare them since I saw Thun at dusk while I was now seeing Brienz in the full glare of the morning sun. It being …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 July 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 457. accessed: 3 December, 2023

location of experience: Lake Brienz


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Military band

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 July, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:15:35 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:25:02 +0100