Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 12 May, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 May 1924, page 52:

My concert took place in the evening. There was a bigger audience than on the previous occasions, but still not many for such a big hall. My playing was poised and clean; my two months of work at the piano preparing for the appearance with Koussevitzky had made me a professional pianist, and Borovsky thought that I played very well.

Yuryevskaya sang not at all badly, but on catching sight of Koussevitzky took fright and went wrong in 'I light the fire'. After the concert Yuryevskaya, her husband, Borovsky and I had tea together.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 12 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 52. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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'Ya svet zazhgu', Op. 36 no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Zinaïda Yuryevskaya, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 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 14:46:38 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:57:45 +0100