Sergei Prokofiev - 8 February, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 February 1916, page 86:

It was rather entertaining when I sat down to accompany Butomo in the Duckling and got terribly lost, reading the transposed key and then in the most delicious section absent-mindedly shifting to the proper key, prompting the singer to stop and exclaim in amazement: 'Why has it suddenly gone up so high?'

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 February 1916, p. 86. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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The Ugly Duckling, Op. 18
written by Nina Meshcherskaya (librettist), Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Olga Butomo-Nazvanova

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 February, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 26 Dec 2015 17:29:20 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:38:25 +0100