Sergei Prokofiev in New York City - 29 December, 1918, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 [29] December 1918, pages 371-372:

I did not compose in the morning as I went to Altschuler's rehearsal, where Stahl's Verochka was singing Rimsky-Korsakov's song 'The Rose and the Nightingale' in my orchestration. I had made this version at her request a month or two ago, and the accompaniment was so simple that practically nothing had to be done. But when I heard it today it sounded so good it was pure delight. I am happy that I have made such a successful orchestral version of the song.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 [29] December 1918, p. 371-372. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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'The Rose and the Nightingale'
written by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Modest Altschuler, The Russian Symphony Orchestra Society, Vera Janacopulos

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 December, 1918, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:07:52 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:29:29 +0100