Sergei Prokofiev in Concertgebouw - 13 December, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 December 1925, page 235:

In the afternoon Scythians and the Third Concerto in Amsterdam, the main event of my Dutch tour. To begin a programme with Scythians, having its first performance in the country, is quite something. It had a good reception, if a little restrained. After that I played the Third Concerto, better than yesterday, without getting lost, and even whipped up the tempo. Its success was exceptional, the hall (three-quarters full) rose to its feet and gave me a standing ovation. Some of the orchestra also stood, the first time in my life this has ever happened, and I was overwhelmed.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 December 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 235. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Concertgebouw


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Experience Information

Date/Time 13 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 22:34:15 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:44:54 +0100