Sergei Prokofiev in Milan - late March, 1915

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20-22 March 1915, page 29:

Then, in the presence of the Futurists, we played the piano-duet version of The Rite of Spring. At this point I had heard the work only once at Koussevitzky's concert, and had a less than clear understanding of it. Now, sitting down to play it with the composer in front of a large gathering, I was extremely nervous as I knew that it was incredibly difficult. Stravinsky, normally small and bloodless as he was, became engorged with blood while playing, sweated, sang or rather croaked, and laid down such a strong, good rhythm that we played Le Sacre to stunning…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 20-22 March 1915, p. 29. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Milan


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Rite of Spring
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time late March, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:34:12 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:39:16 +0100