Sergei Prokofiev in New York City - 22 March, 1919, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1919, page 403:

This afternoon there was a concert by Janacopulos, who sang three of my songs, which I accompanied.

I had lunch with Stella, who was looking very attractive. I fed her wild strawberries, and it was a source of great pride to her that just before the first performance of my songs (!) I should be spending my time with her. But the premiere was a matter of indifference to me, and I was not counting on any great success from them. In fact, however, they did have quite a success, more than when Koshetz sang them in Moscow. Janacopulos sang very well, but not of course to be compared with Koshetz.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1919, p. 403. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova, Op. 27
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Vera Janacopulos, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 March, 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 23:52:24 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:34:35 +0100