Sergei Prokofiev in Pavlovsk Palace - 23 August, 1913
Just before going on, I was handed a telegram. I was amazed, it came from Serge, my Gurzuf friend, writing from Oryol to regret his inability to attend the concert. This cheered me up no end.
At this point an attendant came to inform me that Aslanov had already been on the podium for some time, so I hurried on to the stage, my entrance being greeted with applause. I was quite calm at the beginning of the Concerto, but in the middle of the cadenza began to lose my nerve, and went wrong in the colossalo. In fact it sounded fine, but the truth is I was improvisng … more >>
, p. 488. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446244227728 accessed: 9 December, 2023
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Second Piano Concerto, first movement
written by Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Alexander Aslanov, Sergei Prokofiev|
|Date/Time||23 August, 1913|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Premiere of S.P.'s second piano concerto, in the concert series at Pavlovsk.