Albert Wolff (conductor) et al. in Paris - 19 January, 1924

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 January 1924, page 11:

Played Myaskovsky's Fifth Symphony to Wolff, cunningly imitting most of the tedious second movement and leaving out the finale altogether. The Symphony found favour with the Frenchman, because having been composed during the war (when the compsoer was actually serving at the front) it was based on Galician themes. Wolff will perform it on the 28th March. I was as pleased as if it had been my own work.

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 January 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 11. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Albert Wolff (conductor)
Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Fifth Symphony
written by Aleksandr Glazunov, Dmitri Shostakovich, Nikolai Myaskovsky
performed by Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 January, 1924
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:13:53 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:35:15 +0100