Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 3 March, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 March 1925, page 142:

Borovsky's concert with the Scriabin 9th Sonata. It is a long time since I heard any Scriabin, and my last impressions had been of how alien he had become, hence my great interest in now putting these feelings to the test. In the first place, the work was marvellously played (and Borovsky was note perfect). Secondly, it portrays a fascinating image of a certain mystical striving mixed with eroticism and a kind of shadowy, dark power, a striving that at times erupts in convulsive spasms followed by the melancholy of impotence and a dreamy, exhausted resignation - the consequence alike of …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 3 March 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 142. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Sonata no. 9
written by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
performed by Alexander Borovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 March, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* Here S.P. uses the English word: 'grief'

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 20 May 2016 22:55:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:27:43 +0100