Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 27 June, 1921, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, page 611:

But the evening of the 27th turned out to be a horrible occasion. The only good thing about it was the beautiful hall, the walls covered with canvases by our artists. In the first place, instead of there being two singers to sing my complete voice and piano oeuvre there was only one, Davydova, from the Musical Drama Theatre, who performed, badly, three Akhmati. The bassoonists did the Scherzo rather well (it was encored), and everything else was left to me to play. The audience reaction was moderate, verging on cool. At theend I was presented with a drawing …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 June 1921, p. 611. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Bassoon Scherzo
written by Sergei Prokofiev
Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova, Op. 27
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Davydova, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 June, 1921, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Mir Isskustva exhibition recital in Paris. One of these was given devoted to the works of Stravinsky, the other - the occasion described here - to the works of S. P.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:43:41 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:15:55 +0100