Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 1 July, 1925, in the afternoon

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 July 1925, pages 191-192:

Was at Kokhánski's, and we took a good look at Opus 35,* transcribing it for violin. I have been meaning for some time now to write a work for violin and piano, especially after the success of the Violin Concerto, and had indeed decided to get on with it this August. But Cecilia [Hansen] somehow got hold of the second of the Songs Without Words and we found it went beautifully for violin. It was at that point that I decided to make a version of the whole opus, but to collaborate not with the naive Cecilia but with Kokhánski, whose skills in this respect are …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 July 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 191-192. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Five Songs Without Words, Op. 35
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Pawel Kokhánski, Sergei Prokofiev

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 July, 1925, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Five Songs Without Words, written for Nina Koshetz in 1920.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 13:14:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:56:18 +0100