Sergei Prokofiev in Moika River Embankment, Saint Petersburg - 28 November, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November 1913, page 553:

I went to Apollon. There was a large crowd of musicians and artists there, among them many I knew and was happy to see. Debussy, accompanied by the Koussevitzkys, arrived late. He was welcomed by a speech from Chudovsky, in French of such arcane refinement that I could understand very little of it; some of it may have been beyond Debussy himself. There followed a stammering address from Sacchetti. Polotskaya-Yemtsova played Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition and Anna Grigorievna, who was extremely nervous, sang two of the same composer's songs.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 553. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446588540831 accessed: 19 October, 2021

location of experience: Moika River Embankment, Saint Petersburg

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Pictures at an Exhibition
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Sofia Polotskaya-Yemtsova
Songs
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Anna Grigorievna [?]

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

* Apollon, music journal in Saint Petersburg 1909 - 1917.


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:09:01 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:47:00 +0100