Sergei Prokofiev - 21 December, 1913, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 December 1913, page 572:

Performed a heroic deed: rose at half past seven in order to be at the rehearsal for the symphony concert. Mengelberg is a first-class conductor, and is also a lucky man: he has short arms so can make whatever gestures he wishes without the fear Tcherepnin or I are always subject to, that he will end up flailing around like a windmill. Mengelberg presented a vivacious account of Glazunov's Fifth Symphony, a better piece than the Seventh. I know it well, and listening to it gave me pleasure. Strauss's Don Quixote is not, of course, music at all. But it has much of interest…   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 December 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 572. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Fifth Symphony
written by Aleksandr Glazunov, Dmitri Shostakovich, Nikolai Myaskovsky
performed by Misha Mengelberg
Don Quixote
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Misha Mengelberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 December, 1913, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 07 Nov 2015 17:34:48 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:17:21 +0100