Sergei Prokofiev in Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 August 1914, page 488:
I was extremely worried in the Intermezzo that I might modulate to a tonality I did not mean to, and indeed this did happen, resulting in a highly disagreeable moment when I heard the orchestra coming in in a different key to the one I had landed on. Nevertheless I quickly managed to extricate myself. and in the Finale I was quite calm and it went better.
Following the violent concluding chord there was silence in the hall for a few moments. Then, boos and catcalls were answered with loud applause, thumping of sticks and calls for 'encore'. I came out twice to acknowledge the … more >>
Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 August 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 488. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446244785750 accessed: 27 January, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Premiere of S.P.'s second piano concerto, at the Pavlovsk concert series.