Nadya Planson in Gurzuf, Crimea - 4 August, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 August, page 476:

Today is Yevdokia Silvestrovna's name day, so there were flowers, champagne and caviare. Even I was dragged into presenting her with flowers, even though my only relationship with her has been one of crossing swords. [Nadya] Planson was always asking me to play something for her, and as she is very nice, after lunch I sat down at the piano and began to play her the Second Piano Concerto, and before I knew what I was doing had played the whole of the first movement. After that, by popular request I played the other three movements. To my great surprise, the Concerto was a great success, and …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 August. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 476. accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: Gurzuf, Crimea


Listening to

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Second Piano Concerto
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 August, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:43:24 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:26:52 +0100