Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago - 5 December, 1921, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 December 1921, page 639:

Rehearsal with Stock. Wisely, he had decided to go through the work with the orchestra well in advance. He wanted me to play the solo piano part, but in the first place the piano had no pedals as the lyre had been broken off when the piano was brought on to the stage, and in the second I do not yet thoroughly know the piece. Some passages are fine, but in others I go wrong when I am together with the orchestra. But Stock was not asking for a note-perfect performance, and I spent more time beside him on the podium looking at the score. The accompaniment sounded soft and pleasant. Stock was …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 5 December 1921, p. 639. accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Third Piano Concerto
written by Ned Rorem, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1921, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:58:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:14:31 +0100