Sergei Prokofiev in Paris - 11 October, 1925, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 October 1925, page 219:

Went with Ptashka to Paris. Leya Lyuboshitz played my Violin Concerto, Wolff conducting. We were in a box: Ptashka, Maria Viktorovna, Fatma Hanum and I. The performance was really rather good; I listened with the closest attention. Of course, the opening of the Concerto can still not be heard, and the passage with a tremolo background hangs in the air, with nothing to support it in the bass. The tremolo lower voices need to be much stronger. The performance enjoyed a great success. There was an attempt to call me out, but I concealed myself behind the box.

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 October 1925. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 219. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Leya Lyuboshitz

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 October, 1925, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 May 2016 13:24:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:54:17 +0100