Sergei Prokofiev in Pianos Pleyel, Avenue Daumesnil, Paris - 3 May, 1924, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 May 1924, pages 48-49:

Played the Second Concerto to Koussevitzky. As we entered the Pleyel shop, we encountered Stravinsky, jacketless and unbuttoned shirt, rehearsing his Concerto with Jean Wiéner. We were in time to hear only the concluding bars, which came over very well, dramatically effective even in the technically bravura passages where Stravinsky rose to the occasion, throwing himself with abandon into the octaves. He proudly showed us his biceps. Where can he have got those from?

cite as

http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 48-49. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459689540447 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Pianos Pleyel, Avenue Daumesnil, Paris

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Jean WiƩner, Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 May, 1924, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:19:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:51:45 +0100