Sergei Prokofiev in Sokol Gymnastics Club, Saint Petersburg - 30 October, 1913, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 October 1913, page 531:

In the evening I went to the Sokol party, which consisted of a small display of the best members, both male and female. I had to provide music for the exercises, some of which have their own special music (Czech, and rather good), but for others I had to improvise in waltz rhythm, and since nobody wanted any serious waltzes I brought shame on my grey hairs by playing Songe d'automne. They then marches to my 'March', in the course of which the audience (mostly themselves members of the gymnastics club) clapped along merrily to every beat in the bar. With the whole room thumping…   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 October 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 531. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Sokol Gymnastics Club, Saint Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev
Czech music performed by Sergei Prokofiev
Songe d'automne
written by Archibald Joyce
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 October, 1913, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:28:53 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:37:51 +0100