Sergei Prokofiev - early April, 1915, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3-12 April 1915, page 37:

After bridge we sat down together at the piano with the piano score of Saltan. Nina strummed for a bit, and then said: 'This music is enough to make one want to shoot oneself.' She then announced that she had found a revolver in one of the Kuchinsky's drawers.*

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3-12 April 1915, p. 37. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Tale of Tsar Saltan
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
performed by Nina Meshcherskaya

Experience Information

Date/Time early April, 1915, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Nina Meshcherskaya was staying at the house of her cousin Kuchinsky at Tsarskoye Selo.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:46:50 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:39:36 +0100