Sergei Prokofiev - 14 November, 1916

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 November 1916, page 150:

Borovsky's concert was on the 14th. Recalling his magnificent performance of my 'Scherzo' from Op. 12 last year, I was greatly looking forward to my Second Sonata, but was disappointed: the first movement was played without much warmth, the Scherzo too fast and consequently lacking clarity. The Andante was good, but the Finale went completely to pieces with an exaggerated tempo. Normally the Sonata is very successful, but on this occasion it was received coldly. The next day we lunched together at the 'Bear', and I amimadverted that Borovsky Musician was in danger of turning into Borovsky …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 15 November 1916, p. 150. accessed: 13 July, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Second piano sonata
written by Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Alexander Borovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:45:26 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:36:24 +0100