Sergei Prokofiev - 11 December, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 December 1913, page 566:

In the evening I attended the Koussevitzky concert, partly to hear the music and partly to see him, since on his last visit he had asked me to remind him about my Second Piano Concerto the next time he would be in the city, that is to say now. This was not a very enjoyable task, and in addition Koussevitzky was conducting himself this evening., so he was too busy for me to speak to him. Glazunov's Seventh Symphony is a piece I know well. It is not bad, but still-born. Scenes from Petrushka cheered me up and reminded me of Paris. Risler gave a wonderful performance of Liszt's A …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 566. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Scenes from Petrushka
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Serge Koussevitzky
Seventh Symphony
written by Aleksandr Glazunov
performed by Serge Koussevitzky
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Serge Koussevitzky
Piano Concerto in A major
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Édouard Risler, Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 December, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* A student performance which Prokofiev had recently conducted at the Conservatoire, the student in question being properly names Shkarovskaya.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 22:36:31 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:28:54 +0100