Sergei Prokofiev - 3 March, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 March 1916, page 96:

In the evening I went to the 'Contemporaries' concert at which Medtner was playing his own works. Suvchinsky, a broad smile on his face, put out feelers about my performing for them next season, even if the repertoire had to be confined to old works. I was evasive, stopping short of saying 'yes'. Medtner played his new Sonata, Op. 30, excessively Medtnerish with nothing particularly new in it, but good all the same and I would like to play it myself. But precisely that dangerous inclination to play it oneself is the point: Medtner's tragedy is that just as his music is enjoyable to play for…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 March 1916, p. 96. accessed: 23 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
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Piano Sonata, op. 30
written by Nikolai Medtner
performed by Nikolai Medtner

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 March, 1916, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:13:01 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:33:14 +0100