Sergei Prokofiev in St. Petersburg - 13 January, 20th Century

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 January 1913, pages 288-289:

In the evening, since she had given me a tickets for it, I went to Zherebtsova-Andreyeva's concert. These are always interesting events because of her intelligence as a performer and the intriguing novelties and beautiful rarities from the past she puts into her programmes. A group of songs by Tcherepnin was very attractive, a tasteless extract from Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos horrible beyond belief, and the latest songs to come from the pen of Tanayev simply not good, the music having no relationship to the words. I was astonished. Tcherepnin's view, apropros these songs, was: 'You must …   more >>

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 13 January 1913. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 288-289. accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Excerpt from 'Ariadne auf Naxos'
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Anna Zherebtsova-Andreyeva
Group of songs
written by Alexander Tcherepnin
performed by Anna Zherebtsova-Andreyeva
written by Sergei Tanayev
performed by Anna Zherebtsova-Andreyeva

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 January, 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:11:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:05:16 +0100