Sergei Prokofiev - 5 February, 1917

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: February 1917, page 171:

The whole world without exception had elected to come to my concert: Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Koussevitzky, Cooper, Balmont, Mayakovsky, Borovsky, Igumnov, Koshetz - in a word le tout Moscou, musically speaking. I was told it was a long time since such an audience had been seen. Exaggerated remours subsequently circulated to the effect that some frightfully important person or other had not been able to find a seat. The fact remained that my singers - Butomo and Artemyeva - had such stage-fright that they messed up all my songs, or at least failed to shine in them. All the same,…   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: February 1917, p. 171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451730327877 accessed: 4 July, 2022

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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, Zinaida Artemyeva-Leontevskaya
Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova, Op. 27
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Olga Butomo-Nazvanova, Zinaida Artemyeva-Leontevskaya

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:25:28 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:37:40 +0100