Sergei Prokofiev - 19 July, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 July 1913, page 463:

In the company of his [Vladimir Deshevov's] brother we went to Pavlovsk to hear the concert. Kajanus was conducting, so sadly Aslanov was not there. I did not meet any friends of acquaintances there, but we still enjoyed ourselves. Volodya is a very nice fellow but perhaps a little jejune when compared with Max? 

The orchestra librarian told me that they do not have a single available copyist in the orchestra. I will have to look for one in St. Petersburg. Sibelius's En Saga has many interesting passages, but it is too long and lacks shape.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 July 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 463. accessed: 7 June, 2023

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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En Saga
written by Jean Sibelius
performed by Robert Kajanus

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 July, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:22:30 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:25:13 +0100