Sergei Prokofiev - 21 August, 1913, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 August 1913, pages 485-486:

Today is the day of the first rehearsal, so I rose early and went to Pavlovsk, calling for Myaskovsky on the way.

After a boring suite by Kazachenko, rehearsed under the baton of the elderly but pleasant-looking composer, it was time for my Concerto. I advanced gleefully on the piano waiting on the platfrom with its lid open. I adore the concert grand piano, standing so fair and ceremonious on the stage in front of the orchestra! But first, and quite properly, Aslanov wanted to go through the Concerto with the orchestra alone. It sounds good, as I envisaged it, and the orchestra …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 August 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 485-486. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Grigory Kazachenko
performed by Grigory Kazachenko
Second Piano Concerto
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Alexander Aslanov, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 August, 1913, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 22:12:27 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:28:15 +0100