Sergei Prokofiev - 16 January, 1916, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 January 1916, page 74:

Arriving at the Mariinsky Theatre I felt on top form. I had a talk with the timpanist and the tam-tam player, asking them to begin the second movement with as much power as possible, and then with a sense of enjoyment took my place at the conductor's stand. There was applause in the hall, which I turned to acknowledge with a bow. The audience quickly settled in their seats; the hall was full. I saw the prince in the front row. Was Meshcherskaya there, I wondered. I knew they had subscription tickets for the fifth row on the left. Imagine, a year ago I had proposed to Nina! The Suite began …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 16 January 1916, p. 74. accessed: 18 July, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Ala i Lolli
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 January, 1916, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:18:02 +0000
Approved on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:31:15 +0100