Sergei Prokofiev - 16 November, 1913, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 November 1913, page 543:

At four o'clock went to see Myaskushka*, who had Beloúsov with him at the time. Myaskovsky has succeeded in persuading him of the merits of my Ballade, and today we played through it twice. This was the most tremendous pleasure for me: the first time I had heard my piece played as it should be. Beloúsov played all the notes accurately; the upper register of the cello sang and keened; the intonation was impeccable, as firm as if it were on a keyboard; all the climaxes and thunderous crescendos were in place - in a word, I was in ecstasy. Among other things he …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 November 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 543. accessed: 22 July, 2024


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Ballade for cello and piano
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Yevsey Belo├║sov

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 November, 1913, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


*Nikolay Myaskovsky

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:27:32 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:44:04 +0100