Sergei Prokofiev in Pavlovsk Palace - 23 August, 1913, in the morning

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Went to rehearsal again with Myaskovsky, and we were joined at Tsarskoye by Volodya Deshevov. I was stupid enough to travel without an overcoat; it was unbearably cold and before going on to play I warmed up with gymnastics and a glass of rowanberry vodka. I asekd Aslanov to make more of a pause before the second movement: after the exhausting cadenza it is physically impossible to go straight on and play the even more demanding Scherzo. The tempo of the Scherzo was not too fast, and they took it, as Myaskovsky recommended, absolutely piano. Thanks to this, the Scherzo went …   more >>

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, p. 487. accessed: 29 January, 2023

location of experience: Pavlovsk Palace


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 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 22:20:36 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:28:25 +0100