Sergei Prokofiev - 4 March, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 March 1914, page 613:

In the evening went with Mama to the concert by Romanovsky, who is playing my Sonata. A million acquaintances, more like a fashionable salon than a concert. Two families who cannot stand each other, the Ruzskys and the Meshcherskys, vied for hegemony; both are friends of ROmanovsky, both brought along a large entourage of supporters, both presented noble bouquets, and finally both proudly claimed acquaintance with Yershov, who in consequence was obliged to divide his allegiance by seating himself alongside the Meshcherskys while his daughter sat with the Ruzskys. I said to Vera …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 613. accessed: 25 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Sonata
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann
performed by Alexander Romanovsky (pianist)

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 March, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:04:10 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:21:53 +0100