Sergei Prokofiev in Salle Gaveau, Paris - 28 April, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 April 1921, page 599:

In the evening we went with the Stahls to the concert. I was given a box, which unfortunately was too near the orchestra, not to mention that the Salle Gaveau is too small for such a huge orchestra. The audience packed out the hall, there were people standing everywhere and it was only with some difficulty that I was able to elbow my way to the box. The first work on the programme was Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead, which Koussevitzky did magnificently. It had a good success, but I would not put it higher than that. 

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Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 April 1921, p. 599. accessed: 29 March, 2023

location of experience: Salle Gaveau, Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Isle of the Dead
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 April, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 15:02:02 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:05:35 +0100