Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 14 January, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 January 1924, page 8:

Borovosky's concert in the evening. The third of three excerpts from Petrushka, phenomenally 'orchestrated' for piano, was despatched in a colossal blaze of brilliance. What a huge leap forward from the fireworks of old man Liszt! It seems there is nothing more the piano can do. But the form is unsatisfactory: the temperature cools at the end and the final glissando is coarse. I liked the first movement of Ravel's Sonatine.

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 14 January 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459520465454 accessed: 22 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Sonatine
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Alexander Borovsky
Petrushka piano transcription
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Alexander Borovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 January, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:21:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:34:22 +0100