Sergei Prokofiev in Sestroretsk - 27 May, 1915

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1915, page 47:

On the 27th I went to Sestroretsk for the general rehearsal. Dreams, which I was now hearing for the first time in the revised version I had made years ago, had been played so appallingly at the previous rehearsal that when Malko afterwards asked me not to be too angry, I was able to tell him: 'Not the least bit: after all, there wasn't a single note of my music, so I heard it as if it was a work by someone else.'

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1915, p. 47. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Sestroretsk


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Dreams, op. 6
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Nikolai Malko

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 May, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:34:44 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:41:41 +0100