Sergei Prokofiev in Pavlovsk Palace - 23 August, 1913

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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 >>

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, p. 488. accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Pavlovsk Palace


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Second Piano Concerto, first movement
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Alexander Aslanov, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 August, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Premiere of S.P.'s second piano concerto, in the concert series at Pavlovsk.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 22:30:29 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:28:37 +0100