Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 22 May, 1924, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 May 1924, pages 55-56:

At the concert I was sharing a box with N.K. [Natalya Koussevitzky] and Borovsky. We were on tenterhooks for Stravinsky: suppose he got completely lost? 'He's like a girl about to lose her virginity,' I observed. His entrance on to the stage showed how much he was on edge, but the ovation he received gave him courage. He had a copy of the score beside him on the piano stool in case of an emergency, but he played well, with élan and without obviously coming off the rails. THe success was tremendous, as well it might be, a forty-year-old composer unexpectedly debuting as a pianist, and…   more >>

cite as, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 May 1924. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 55-56. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Igor Stravinsky
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 May, 1924, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:20:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:59:00 +0100