Sergei Prokofiev - 7 January, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 January 1916, page 66:

In the evening I attended a performance of works by Gnessin, organised by the 'Contemporaries', with whom I have had a falling-out and therefore have not been going to their concerts. All Gnessin's music is cast in the same mould: a minor tonality that maintains an unvarying equilibrium, never deepening to tragedy nor rising to radiance, and is thus terribly fatiguing to listen to, not to mention the fact that it is all terribly turgid because there are never any quick tempos. But it is well-written music. What one would not give for just one song by Stravinsky with a spark of life in it! …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 January 1916, p. 66. accessed: 22 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Mikhail Gnessin
performed by Ivan Alchevsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 January, 1916, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 00:19:17 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:44:42 +0100