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

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 February 1916, p. 86. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451150959793 accessed: 2 July, 2022

location of experience:

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

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