Sergei Prokofiev - 11 December, 1918, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November [11 December] 1918, page 365:

The second of the two Altschuler concerts. I am growing tired, both physically and metaphorically, of concerts, even though they are all premieres. There were fewer people than yesterday. The Third Sonata was well received, the smaller pieces less so, which rather lowered my spirits for the next work, which was my conducting of the 'Classical' Symphony. Although this lacked some of the transparency it needs, it was still quite well played, and despite being the last item of the programme had a good success. Altogether I was called back to the platform seven times (3+2+2). 

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 28 November [11 December] 1918, p. 365. accessed: 27 May, 2024

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Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Classical Symphony
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Russian Symphony Orchestra Society, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 December, 1918, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:29:35 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:29:05 +0100