Sergei Prokofiev - 14 April, 1917

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: April 1917, pages 189-190:

On the 14th I attended a recital of works by Scriabin marking the second anniversary of his death. And it was a strange experience: I came to it from the second act of Kitezh, and after the terrors of the Tartar flight Scriabin's Preludes seemed to me so neutral, so tame and irrelevant, that I suffered intolerable pangs of boredom and only woke up towards the end of the concert with the Seventh and Ninth Sonatas. I did not much care for Borovsky's interpretation either: it was cold and superficial. 

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: April 1917, p. 189-190. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451732161471 accessed: 30 June, 2022

location of experience:

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Seventh Piano Sonata
written by Alexander Scriabin
performed by Alexander Borovsky
Preludes
written by Alexander Scriabin
performed by Alexander Borovsky
Ninth Piano Sonata
written by Alexander Scriabin
performed by Alexander Borovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 April, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:56:01 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:20:05 +0100