Sergei Prokofiev - 24 December, 1918, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 [24] December 1918, page 369:

I did not compose today, as I had business matters to attend to this morning and in the afternoon went to Rachmaninoff's concert. Carnegie Hall was packed to the rafters and many people were turned away, unable to get tickets.

His programme . . . No, Rachmaninoff had sold his soul to the devil for American dollars! Chopin Waltzes, Liszt Rhapsodies, Mozart Variations, his own Polka - dreadful! He should instead have devoted at least three-quarters of the programme to his own compositions. Nevertheless, he achieved a success and a notable quantity of dollars. I am glad that our …   more >>

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 [24] December 1918, p. 369. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451850201767 accessed: 26 May, 2024

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Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Variations
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Variations
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Polka
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Waltzes
written by Chopin
performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1918, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:43:21 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:29:19 +0100