Sergei Prokofiev in San Francisco - 17 December, 1920, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 December 1920, page 557:

In the afternoon I went to a symphony concert. Hertz, the conductor, a heavy man with a limp, still managed to direct impressively. After the concert I had dinner with him and then played chess with the leader of the orchestra, a passionate chess-player, while several people looked on reverentially. The game ended in a draw, but I was concentrating so hard I got a bad headache.

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 December 1920, p. 557. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452644175696 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: San Francisco

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Orchestral Suite from 'Parsifal'
written by Richard Wagner
performed by San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Hertz

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 December, 1920, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:16:16 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:54:19 +0100