Sergei Prokofiev in Strasbourg - 4 December, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 December 1925, page 232:

Practised in the afternoon for the concert: I was nervous about the Fifth Sonata, which I had completely forgotten. Some Russian students came to see me; even in a place like this you find refugees from Russia turning up. I enjoyed playing: the small hall was packed and the audience, thanks to Chevillier's efforts, knew something about new music and listened attentively. Chevillier opened the proceedings by giving a short talk (based on what I had told him) about contemporary Russian music, and spoke about Stravinsky, me and Myaskovsky. Ptashka sang quite well and in this room her voice …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 4 December 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 232. accessed: 30 March, 2023

location of experience: Strasbourg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Sergei Prokofiev, Lina Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 December, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 22:00:49 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:47:19 +0100