Sergei Prokofiev in Palais Garnier - 8 May, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924, page 51:

My performance of the Concerto was almost good. I kept myself continually in check, and the enormous lengths I had gone to to prepare it securely paid off. I got very tired in the cadenza, but the scherzo probably went the best it has ever done. The orchestra went awry in the finale. The audience demanded one or even two bows from me after each movement, but the applause at the end was relatively modest, which may be partly explained by the unusual length of the first half of the concert, my Concerto coming at the end and wearing the listeners out. Whatever the reason its success was …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 8 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 51. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Second Piano Concerto
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Serge Koussevitzky, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 May, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:39:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:57:21 +0100