Sergei Prokofiev - 11 February, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 February 1916, page 87:

I could not restrain myself from boasting about the telegram* at that evening's 'Contemporaries' concert. The event itself was as drab and boring as could be, inflicting on us pieces by Akimenko, Yulia Weisberg and other such prunes, while that alley-cat of a Zakharov had once again failed to learn Myaskovsky's Second Sonata**.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 February 1916, p. 87. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience:


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Unnamed compositions
written by Kurt Weill, Fyodor Akimenko, Yulia Weisberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 February, 1916, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* a telegram from Diaghilev, notifying S.P. of the first payment for his commissioned ballet. ** It is unclear if Boris Zakharov withdrew from the scheduled performance of Nikolay Myaskovsky's Second Sonata or played it badly.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 26 Dec 2015 17:37:56 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:32:35 +0100