Sergei Prokofiev - 16 April, 1918, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3[16] April 1918, page 269:

The second of my concerts. First performance of the Fourth Sonata. Quite a large audience, but not completely full. A very warm reception; colossal enthusiasm for Suggestion Diabolique. I had not predicted a great success for the Fourth Sonata, but I was quite wrong: the serious elements of the audience all immediately appreciated the second movement, while the others liked the finale, which I played for the first time as it should be played, taking the crescendo leading up to the final statement of the main theme to the very top. Hitherto I had been afraid that I had produced…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3[16] April 1918, p. 269. accessed: 25 July, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
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Fourth Piano Sonata
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

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Date/Time 16 April, 1918, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 23:05:50 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:24:33 +0100