Sergei Prokofiev in Boston - 11 February, 1926, in the morning

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 February 1926, page 268:

In the morning I went to the rehearsal, because Koussevitzky had promised to play my Quintet with the same expanded forces as he had performed it in New York in the autumn. The players had naturally forgotten the Quintet (well, probably they had never learnt it thoroughly in the first place), while Koussevitzky was miles away from being able to conduct the third movement and had to leave it out. In consequence the Quintet sounded like nothing on earth and the whole impression was painful. I was upset, but when I got home and looked at the score I found that in fact it was all well …   more >>

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Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 11 February 1926. In Sergey Prokofiev, and Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries, volume 3 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 268. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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written by Sergei Prokofiev, Ernő Dohnányi
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 February, 1926, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:29:27 +0000
Approved on Mon, 15 May 2017 11:57:40 +0100