Sergei Prokofiev - 7 February, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 February 1916, page 84:

In the evening I went to Borovsky's concert. Every year that goes by he plays better and better, and has now become an absolutely remarkable pianist. He played my 'Scherzo' from Op. 12, a piece I have never myself managed to bring off to perfection, at such a speed I was afraid he must stumble. But he sailed through one difficulty after another, and although he slightly muffed the ending, flew like the wind to the final note and elicited a storm of applause from the audience.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 7 February 1916, p. 84. accessed: 23 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Scherzo, Op. 12
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Alexander Borovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 February, 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 15:55:55 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:32:00 +0100