Sergei Prokofiev - 20 March, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 March 1914, pages 625-626:

After the rehearsal I hurried home, donned my tails and went to the Meshcherskys' box in the Mariinsky Theatre for the premiere of Meistersinger. This opera always overwhelms me with the beauty of its themes, even though Wagner's approach to composing opera as exemplified in this work is not to my taste, any more than is its great length. Andreyev was very good in the role of David. The Meshcherskys were very kind. Came home much moved by the opera and full of gratitude for the love this music inspires in me.

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20 March 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 625-626. accessed: 20 July, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Nikolay Andreyev

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 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 23:14:32 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:29:07 +0100