Sergei Prokofiev in Kolonny Zal, Moscow - 16 February, 1914, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 February 1914, page 604:

Met Yurasovsky in the artists' room and followed the performance of Glière's symphony from the score he had with him. What ponderous, boring music it is. As the symphony ground on I grew more and more nervous, as my turn was approaching. The symphony finally came to an end, I paced about the artists' room, Yurasovsky took the piano score to follow it during the performance, and Orlov ushered me onto the platform. My appearance was greeted with applause, I bowed and sat down at the piano which was, incidentally, a horrible instrument.

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 February 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 604. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Kolonny Zal, Moscow


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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written by Reinhold Glière

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 February, 1914, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:29:56 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:21:06 +0100