Sergei Prokofiev - 12 February, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 February 1914, page 601:

In the evening I went to Koussevitzky's concert. Golubovskaya told me that as she was leaving after the 'Evenings of Contemporary Music' concert, she overheard the following conversation: 'Prokofiev? Very nice young man,' and then, tenderly, 'Terribly cheeky, though!' In Golubovskaya's view, I am the only person to whom such a conjugation could possibly be applied.

I listened to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with heightened attention. Whatever else it is, this work is full of life and all but captures the listener. I was beside myself with excitement at 'The …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 February 1914. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 601. accessed: 22 June, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Rite of Spring
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 February, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:42:41 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:20:49 +0100