Sergei Prokofiev in on a trip from Kama River to Perm - late May, 1917

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1917, page 202:

One of my few shipboard acquaintances was a young girl from Sarapul in the depths of the country. She was in second class but came into our deck saloon and cheerfully started to strum on the piano there. I went over and at the appropriate moment turned the pages of the score she was playing from, an ability she evidently found quite amazing. Having more or less got to the end of the piece, she jumped up and dashed out of the saloon. A little while later, meeting her on deck, I asked her if she would play some more. At first she declined, but when I said that I was not a player at all, later…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: May 1917, p. 202. accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: on a trip from Kama River to Perm


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano pieces performed by Girl from Sarapul

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 20:58:34 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:20:43 +0100