Sergei Prokofiev in New York City - 10 December, 1919, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 December 1919, page 445:

Vera Janacopulos's concert this afternoon. She sang Stravinsky's Pribaoutki. I was deeply interested n the performance and also quite exercised: how would the work sound, and how would the public react to it? The first number sounded so peculiar that in the box where I was sitting with Stahl and Fokine, although we had all resolved in advance to clap and sheer, we looked at one another and no one applauded. The audience, however, got the measure of it before we did: the clapping soon began, mixed with laughter, and success was immediately assured. I applauded for all I was …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 10 December 1919, p. 445. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Vera Janacopulos

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 December, 1919, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:29:13 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:35:39 +0100