Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago - 12 December, 1921, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1921, page 643:

I was woken at seven thirty, and by nine was already at the rehearsal for the Concerto. This time the piano had pedals, but it was still not a concert grand and its action was unbearably stiff. Stock was serious and attentive, and his tempi were moderate, which suited me very well as it was easier to play the notes. We worked until almost one o'clock. I tried not to listen to the orchestra (and found it interesting to concentrate solely on the piano part). Generally speaking, things were beginning to come together and there are only a few passages, perhaps five, that continue to defeat me. …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 December 1921, p. 643. accessed: 18 July, 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 Frederick Stock, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 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 13:05:42 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:15:00 +0100