Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 23 June, 1925, at night
from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 June 1925, page 186:
Arthur Rubinstein played a Chopin Concerto, and I fail to understand why a pianist as abreast as he is of contemporary developments should play Chopin with such a serious mien. In my opinion Chopin is a composer it is simply not possible to hear nowadays: it would have been a different matter fifty years ago, and will be fifty years hence, when it will be possible to apprehend him as one does Mozart.
Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 June 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 186. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1464389632276 accessed: 1 October, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Chopin
|performed by Arthur Rubinstein|
|Date/Time||23 June, 1925, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
At a concert of Polish music in Paris.