Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 21 February, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 February 1925, page 139:

Borovsky's concert with Koshetz. Her success - not entirely deserved, since every now and then she resorts to vulgarity. But she is now more famous than she ever was in Moscow, and has become very rich.

As for Borovsky, his performance of Sarcasms was the first I had heard for seven years (except for No. 3 when it was reprinted in America). B.N.* sat beside me and breathed noisily throughout. The pieces were played so fast as to be incomprehensible. The Toccata was alao played at a ridiculous tempo, so inevitably the piece suffered but the pianist gained a victory. My …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 February 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 139. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1463778527046 accessed: 18 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Songs performed by Alexander Borovsky, Nina Koshetz
Toccata, Op.11
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Alexander Borovsky
Sarcasms
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Alexander Borovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 February, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

* S.P.'s friend Boris Bashkirov


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 20 May 2016 22:08:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:29:56 +0100