Sergei Prokofiev in Augusteo, Rome - 18 February, 1915, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaires: 18 February 1915, page 22:

There were several newspaper articles about me in advance of the concert, and red, ten-foot-high posters advertising the 'Pianisto e compositore russo Sergio Prokofiew'. The 'russo' tag did no harm at all as there was much popular feeling against Austria. For the concert the audience numbered about two thousand, but since it is such an enormous space it was not nearly full. At first I was not nervous at all, but there were places in the middle where I was. I did not tire in the Scherzo, but in the Finale I became so dreadfully exhausted I could scarcely carry on to the end. All in all it …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaires: 18 February 1915, p. 22. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Augusteo, Rome


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Bernardino Molinari

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 February, 1915, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:59:18 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:37:49 +0100