Sergei Prokofiev in Gurzuf, Crimea - 9 August, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 August 1913, page 479:

Nina sat down at the piano and played a Rachmaninov song, 'How fair this spot', that I had brought back from Yalta. I went over to her and corrected a wrong chord she had played. She had not expected this and in a hoarse voice asked, 'What?' I showed her where the mistake was and went away.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 9 August 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 479. accessed: 3 June, 2023

location of experience: Gurzuf, Crimea


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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'How fair this spot' Op. 21 No. 7
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Nina Meshcherskaya

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 August, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:48:21 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:27:04 +0100