Frankfurt audience member in Frankfurt - 26 March, 1926, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 March 1926, page 280:

The concert was at seven o'clock in the evening, a glittering affair, one of the subscription concerts with an audience as rich as it was bored. But the Concerto was a success and I got three curtain calls. Afterwards there was supper in a club with about fifteen people. I was told that someone in the hall had been displeased by the castanets striking up in the second subject of the first movement. 'What's the point of that?' he asked. His neighbours, who obviously knew a little of my biography, explained: 'He has a Spanish wife.' Terrific!

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 26 March 1926. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 280. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Frankfurt


Listening to

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Piano Concerto No. 3
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 March, 1926, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:32:23 +0000
Approved on Mon, 15 May 2017 11:50:23 +0100