Sergei Prokofiev - 16 November, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 November 1913, page 544:

After dinner I wanted to go to Ziloti's concert, particularly to hear Debussy's Jeux. The tickets had all been sold, so I went to the backstage entrance and sent up my card to Ziloti with the following inscription: 'SSP begs of Alexander Ilyich the very great favour of granting him a pass, so that he may hear the performance of Debussy's Jeux.' Ziloti ordered a pass to be given to me, and so I got into the concert. 

Jeux is an interesting and poetic piece without much content. 'Well, no, you won't find a lot of meat in it,' agreed …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 544. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Claude Debussy
performed by Alexander Siloti

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:34:47 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:44:19 +0100