Sergei Prokofiev in New York City - 23 February, 1919, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 February 1919, page 392:

In the afternoon a concert by Rachmaninoff with, at last, a Russian programme, a modern one, no less: Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Medtner. It was magnificently played, but badly chosen. When I went into the green room, which was full of people, Rachmaninoff received me very oddly: he graciously extended his large, soft hand but did not interrupt the conversation he was having with some gentleman or other. I could have been offended by this, but later I thought: three years ago I had been tactless, even if legitimate, in criticising his approach to Scriabin. Now he is afraid I might make further…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 February 1919, p. 392. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Works for piano
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, Nikolai Medtner
performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 February, 1919, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:26:27 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:32:53 +0100