Sergei Prokofiev in Chicago - 6 December, 1918

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 November [6 December] 1918, page 363:

The first concert took place at two o'clock this afternoon - what would in the past have been the public dress rehearsal. For some reason I was greeted by an ovation from the absolutely full hall when I stepped on the platform. I suppose Stokowski had been right when he said that my appearance in concert had been easgerly awaited. If I had a few tremors I calmed myself by repeating under my breath: tomorrow you have another concert, in three days' time you play again in New York - it's not worth worrying about. This time the Steinway was a good one, light and responsive, but with dirty …   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 23 November [6 December] 1918, p. 363. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Ala i Lolli
written by Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Eric De Lamarter, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:58:08 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:28:18 +0100