Sergei Prokofiev - late January, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 - 24 January 1916, page 76:

I went to a 'Contemporaries' evening at which were performed works by Obukhov, who is said 'to surpass even Prokofiev'. The effect in the hall was reminiscent of the first performance in Russia of music by Schoenberg, given by myself five years previously, in June 1911, at one of the Evenings of Contemporary Music: people laughed loudly, left the hall clicking their heels as they went, and so forth. At the end of the concert I almost had my arm torn off by people asking: 'Well, what did you think of it?' My opinion was as follows: interesting harmonic invention, but thematically dull - …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 - 24 January 1916, p. 76. accessed: 18 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Nikolay Obukhov

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:25:44 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:31:25 +0100