Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 30 May, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 May 1925, page 168:

The second of Koussevitzky's concerts, including a piano Concerto by Tailleferre. At first it seemed an attractive piece, light and Mozartian. But not for long: later on it turned into a derivative bore. From the point of view of a pianist playing this Concerto it was very feeble. It is no easy matter to compose a Concerto that is interesting for a pianist to play. Time was when Ziloti was very critical of my First Piano Concerto in this respect: it was insufficiently pianistic. Well, this one was far less so, and to make matters worse she was barely audible.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 30 May 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 168. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Germaine Tailleferre
performed by Serge Koussevitzky, Germaine Tailleferre

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 May, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 26 May 2016 00:08:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:18:02 +0100