Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, ul. Mikhaylovskaya - 9 November, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 November 1913, page 538:

In the evening I attended the concert. These days this is something of an event for me, as I have practically given up going to concerts since the spring. I thought how silly I had been when I entered the attractive Hall of the Nobility* and saw the crowds of music-lovers, among them many people I know, the whole environment giving me the greatest pleasure. I heard Prometheus which, for the greater enlightenment of the dull-witted audience, was played twice - an enterprising and not particularly stupid procedure.

My impression of Prometheus: tedious,…   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 538. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446406519642 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, ul. Mikhaylovskaya

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Prometheus
written by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

* Now the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:35:19 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:40:31 +0100