Barcelona audience et al. in Barcelona - 17 February, 1923, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 February 1923, pages 707-708:

My first concert was at ten o'clock that evening (life is generally two hours later here); it was a short concert, because the first two parts were given over to the cellist Alexanian. In the third section, which was mine, I played six of the Pictures from an Exhibition and my Third Sonata. The audience was noisy and coughed continually, and were more inclined to applaud lyrical playing than virtuosity. They were polite about Pictures, but responded very warmly to the Sonata. The piano was stiff and dull, and I quite often had to force the sound.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 17 February 1923, p. 707-708. accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Barcelona


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Pictures at an Exhibition
written by Modest Mussorgsky
performed by Sergei Prokofiev
Third Piano Sonata
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 February, 1923, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:32:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:25:58 +0100