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.
http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 March 1919, p. 403. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452210743438 accessed: 31 January, 2023
Listening tohide composers
Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova, Op. 27
written by Sergei Prokofiev
|performed by Vera Janacopulos, Sergei Prokofiev|
|Date/Time||22 March, 1919, in the afternoon|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|