Sergei Prokofiev - 7 July, 1915, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: July 1915, page 55:

Then I played the First Piano Concerto. Fitelberg loves the work and conducted it with stunning engagement and passion. I likewise felt the Concerto tremendously alive in my fingers, and took the tempo half as fast again as I had ever done before. The orchestral playing was not immaculate but executed with enormous enjoyment, and in the rehearsal the musicians accorded me so clamorous an ovation I was quite taken by surprise. Altogether, therefore, this was a most auspicious performance, crowned with a striking success.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: July 1915, p. 55. accessed: 14 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Sergei Prokofiev, Grzegorz Fitelberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 July, 1915, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:11:20 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:43:54 +0100