Sergei Prokofiev - 6 April, 1918

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March [6 April] 1918, page 267:

Myaskovsky suffered what seems to be a nervous breakdown that caused him to lose the use of his arm and his leg, but has now recovered and is applying himself once again with great energy to composition, two symphonies in the space of two months. He played them to us at Suvchinsky's. In my opinion they are a great advance on his Third, possessing unity, brilliance and an absence of tedious moralising. The Fourth is stronger and more brilliant, but the Fifth more arresting, with its change of direction towards major key modes and a pastoral atmosphere.

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http://data.open.ac.uk/led/person/Sergey+Prokofiev/1450307447086, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 24 March [6 April] 1918, p. 267. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451775482269 accessed: 10 August, 2022

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Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Fourth Symphony
written by Nikolai Myaskovsky
performed by Nikolai Myaskovsky
Fifth Symphony
written by Nikolai Myaskovsky
performed by Nikolai Myaskovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 April, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 22:58:02 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:24:18 +0100