Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 21 June, 1924, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 June 1924, page 75:

In the afternoon B.N.* brought in Nikita Magalov, whose piano playing is immaculately clean and whose compositions equally so but without a shred of personality. True, he is still so very young that it is impossible to predict what will become of him. I have noticed that with child composers the critical age is thirteen to fourteen, that is to say the age of puberty. This is the point at which talent either withers in the face of other interests, or establishes itself on a solid footing.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 June 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 75. accessed: 28 September, 2023

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Nikita Magalov
performed by Nikita Magalov

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 June, 1924, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Boris Bashkirov

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:22:43 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:35:56 +0100