Sergei Prokofiev in Masonic Hall, Cleveland - 12 November, 1921

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 November 1921, page 626:

Early morning in Cleveland, powdered with snow which, however, was gone by noon. Cleveland is a typical good, solid sort of American city. The hall - the Masonic Hall - was excellent and so was the piano. There were, all the same, a few less attractive aspects: I had to get the fee from the manager before the concert, as he is known not always to pay up afterwards, and the programme was shared with Titta Ruffo, a famous baritone, who was dishing up such awful rubbish that it made one feel quite queasy just to look at the programme. Naturally, his name was top of the bill, rightly I must …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 November 1921, p. 626. accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: Masonic Hall, Cleveland


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Operatic songs performed by Titta Ruffo

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:26:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:05:08 +0100