Sergei Prokofiev - 4 October, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 October 1916, page 142:

The first rehearsal of Autumnal. As usual with such occasions I derived little pleasure from it. 

Autumnal will not be a success with the public. It has too little surface appeal for that, and of course its depths will not be appreciated. Even so, for those who accuse me of grotesquery and a lack of lyricism and poetry, this piece will provide some evidence to the contrary.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 October 1916, p. 142. accessed: 25 June, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Rehearsal of 'Autumnal'
written by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 October, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:31:45 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:35:26 +0100