Sergei Prokofiev - 30 January, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 January 1916, pages 79-80:

In the evening BNB* was making his debut as a performer, but I defected and went to Ziloti's concert, not only because of the interesting programme, but because I also simply wanted to see people and show myself after the Ala scandal.**

[...] The programme included: a drab but not totally uninteresting piece by Gubenko, Valisneria, Steinberg's untalented La Princesse Maleine, and Ravel's delicious Rapsodie espagnole. I am definitely beginning to like French composers, whereas as recently as last spring, even after …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 January 1916, p. 79-80. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Overture to 'La Princesse Maleine'
written by Maximilian Steinberg
performed by Alexander Siloti
written by Gubenko
performed by Alexander Siloti
Rapsodie espagnole
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Alexander Siloti

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 January, 1916, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*S.P.'s friend, Boris Bashkirov, was making his public debut as a poetry reciter. ** The premiere performance of S.P.'s 'Ala i Lolli' (Scythian Suite), which had been something of a succès de scandale.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:39:51 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:31:42 +0100