Sergei Prokofiev in Biltmore Hotel, New York City - 3 April, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 April 1920, page 493:

Dinner at the Biltmore with the Bohemians in honour of Bauer, a grand occasion. Linette - whom I had invited as my partner - and I were seated at the top table, which at first made her very uneasy.

My Overture and Bassoon Scherzo sounded less than robust because of the size of the hall and the dreadful acoustic. They were well received, however, and I bowed my acknowledgement alhough I had expected much more enthusiasm than in fact they were accorded. Chernyavsky told me they had played the Overture on 22 March in Chicago and it had been an exceptional success.

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 April 1920, p. 493. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452425677566 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Biltmore Hotel, New York City

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Overture
written by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 April, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:34:38 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:39:36 +0100