Sergei Prokofiev in Pervaya Rota, Saint Petersburg - 8 April, 1917

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: April 1917, pages 187-188:

On the 8th I arranged one of my regular Pervaya Rota chess tournaments, which as usual occupied me to the exclusion of pretty much anything else. This time there were new faces: Orlov and Anichkov, friends of Tyulin. Anichkov it was who took first prize, and then astonished me by sitting down at the piano and dashing off at a furious tempo the finale of Beethoven's 'Appassionata' Sonata.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: April 1917, p. 187-188. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Pervaya Rota, Saint Petersburg


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Finale of the 'Appassionata' Sonata
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Nikolay Anichkov

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 April, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 10:48:32 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:19:46 +0100