Sergei Prokofiev in San José, California - 16 December, 1920

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 December 1920, page 556:

The concert was at half-past eight, and the programme was the same as for Oakland. I played well and with great enjoyment, except for the Op. 12 'Scherzo', which I never seem to be able to bring off technically (to the standard I set myself) and the Rimsky-Korsakov Novelettes, pieces for which I have always found it hard to develop a satisfactory interpretation in performance. This time there was a large audience and a very enthusiastic reception, which is why I played so well. If I do the same in San Francisco on Sunday, that will be just the ticket.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 December 1920, p. 556. accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: San José, California


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Scherzo, Op. 12
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 December, 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:11:15 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:53:50 +0100