excerpt from 'Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1920' pp. 482 (96 words)

excerpt from 'Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1920' pp. 482 (96 words)

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Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 March 1920

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Rubinstein called. I played him the Myaskovsky Sonata, which he liked, but not excessively. My Tales of an Old Grandmother, however, pleased him enormously. 'They are so simple!' he said. I said I though I had called a halt to progress in the sense of searching for new paths. Rubinstein was delighted, and exclaimed: 'That is splendid! Believe me, whenever I see a composer deciding it is time to stop innovating, that is precisely the time he embarks on his new path.' I then played him Renata's hysterical scene, which sent him into ecstasy.

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