Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago - 2 December, 1918

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 November [2 December] 1918, page 360:

Researsal at ten o'clock. We went straight into Ala and Lolli. I was a little uneasy, because I was not sure how I was going to be able to explain what I wanted to the orchestra in English. But most of the terminology is Italian, the international lingua franca, and in any case by now I am able to speak English reasonably freely and without embarrassment. There were just a few basic words I did not know, like 'bar', 'woodwind', and so on, but a Russian violinist sitting in the first desk put me right in a whisper. I started with the second movement, as I had done…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 November [2 December] 1918, p. 360. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Franz Joseph Haydn
performed by De Lamarter
Ala i Lolli
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 December, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:22:59 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:27:21 +0100