Sergei Prokofiev in Sestroretsk - late May, 1915, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1915, pages 47-48:

At that evening's concert the reception of Dreams was lukewarm, but the Concerto - which I played very well - was a huge success. I believe it was the first occasion on which there was no booing. I played three encores, Boris Nikolayevich [Bashkirov] applauding frenziedly. I wondered whether Boris Zakharov would come over from Terioki, but he did not. Stravinsky's Symphony was quite beautiful, and when I got back home I found a postcard from the composer, which pleased me very much.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1915, p. 47-48. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Sestroretsk


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Nikolai Malko

Experience Information

Date/Time late May, 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 23:09:23 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:42:05 +0100