Sergei Prokofiev - 30 November, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 November 1913, pages 556-557:

In the evening I went to Rachmaninov's concert. The Isle of the Dead is, except for the over-extended opening section, a wonderful work. I also greatly admire the Second Piano Concerto, but Ziloti dashed it off at such a speed that the listener was alternately alarmed and repelled. After this came Rachmaninov's new work, The Bells. I was stunned by the wealth of deeply interesting and endlessly inventive ideas, not always a characteristic of Rachmaninov's music, the mass of fascinating devices he employs, and many unexpected delights. The third …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 556-557. accessed: 26 May, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Bells
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
The Isle of the Dead
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Second Piano Concerto
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Alexander Siloti

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 November, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:33:50 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:47:51 +0100