Sergei Prokofiev - 2 May, 1915, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1915, page 41:

That evening I played at Dobychina's Contemporary Music evening. Eleonora and Bashkirov were both there, and could not help noticing my distracted air. Eleonora was well aware of the reason, Bashkirov was not.* I played some of my smaller pieces, not very well.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1915, p. 41. accessed: 22 May, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Experience Information

Date/Time 2 May, 1915, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* S.P. had asked Nina Meshcherskaya to marry him and travel with him to Europe; her parents had objected and forbidden an immediate marriage outright. S.P.'s mother was also unenthusiastic about the match.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:15:38 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:40:00 +0100